Fafu had quoted 45k deaths in Iraq. Of course, this brings us to the Lancet study on the number of excess deaths since the war began. By excess deaths they mean the deaths that occurred by all means above the previous death rate before the US invaded. Of course, US bombs is only one way to die in a war zone.
And at the time the Lancet study was done, in 2003, the number of excess deaths was estimated to be 98k, a factor of two greater then the death counts using media (a really poor way to count deaths). Check out Tim Lambert at Deltoid for all you need to know about the study and great debunkings of the innumerate 101st Keyboarders.