A study out yesterday from The Lancet estimated the death toll from the violence and mayhem occasioned by the ICORP if Iraq to be between 450 and 700 THOUSAND.
This number, if true, would be exponentially larger than the conventional wisdom propagates.
Of course, since the start of the conflict, the USer DoD has callously maintained they do not keep and have never kept, any count of the collateral damage/civilian casualty/innocent victims fallen to USer ordinance or arms.
The number of dead from the ICORP of Iraq is, of course, important as a marker in the USer politics of the impending 'election'. So much has been made by the apologists for the slaughter and the advocates for its continuation of discrepancy between the 'conventional' numbers and the 'unreliable' numbers reported in the Lancet study.
Fortunately, there is a blogger/correspondent--"Cervantes" by name--who has substantial background in the methodology of the Lancet study, and who has crafted a remarkably clear, cogent, and concise critique and clarification of the problematic issues which have been used to discredit its findings.
This is really GOOD. Click on the headline of this post to link to Cervantes' blog.
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