Numbers Don't Lie

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Death toll of Iraq invasion

Around 655,000 people have died in Iraq as a result of the US-led coalition invasion, according to the largest scientific analysis yet. That is 2.5% of the country's entire population. The study was conducted by US and Iraqi scientists to determine how many Iraqis have died since the invasion in March 2003.
Source: Lancet: (vol 364, p 1857)

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Blogger Sierra said...

no offense but the study is a load of crap...

I heard the author on the radio this afternoon...

you can't take the results of a survey asking the experience of 1800 homes limited in 20 neighborhoods, and then extrapolate the result on the rest of the population...

statistics are useful but they have their limitations. the authors of the study need to go back to school and take a couple math courses

10:02 PM

 
Blogger Fatboy said...

i can turn on all the taps in my house.

10:44 PM

 
Blogger baSfsoGp said...

how many others died in other ways....


I figure NPR will use whatever statistics it can to support its general point of view.

I enjoy your blog so much I have "fizzled" it.

3:54 AM

 
Blogger wennejunk said...

Thanks for posting the summary. Your blog addresses numbers and you generally just post what others write without your own spin.

Here's some additional commentary debunking this for those interested:

1. http://www.redstate.com/blogs/rick_moran/2006/oct/11/a_most_ghoulish_debate

5:30 AM

 
Blogger Judge said...

Well than...if its true...than we citizens have to start to do some thing about this crap....invasions...look into my blog as well for world peace...http://am-a-lover-not-a-fighter.blogspot.com...Judge

12:15 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To us, Iraqis casualties are just numbers. But, we usually see faces and names for American casualties. This is why the U.S. general public is more oblivious to what's happening to the nation of Iraq than Iraqis themselves. Iraq war is shredding their country apart!

2:08 AM

 
Blogger wennejunk said...

Here's another link for those who want some meat behind the fluff:

http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=MjlmNDMxMzNjZDc1OTYzZTA3NzE0M2ZmMmY3MjJkOTc=

5:21 AM

 

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