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International group of doctors blast official toll of Iraqi civilian dead
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Edited on Fri Mar-11-05 01:42 AM by NNN0LHI

PARIS (AFP) - A group of top public-health physicians has branded the official toll of civilian dead from the Iraqi war as a serious underestimate and demanded an independent probe to establish the full casualty figures.

Their statement is published this Saturday in the weekly British Medical Journal (BMJ) as the second anniversary of the war looms on March 20.

It marks a fresh attempt by medical campaigners to establish the number of Iraqi civilian casualties after a rough estimate of 100,000 dead, made by epidemiologists last October, was brushed aside by the British government.

"Monitoring casualties is a humanitarian imperative," the statement said.

"Understanding the causes of death is a core public-health responsibility, nationally and internationally.

"Yet neither the public, nor we as public-health professionals, are able to obtain validated, reliable information about the extent of mortality and morbidity since the invasion of Iraq."


I have read Hitler was not very keen on keeping track of those he murdered either.

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  -International group of doctors blast official toll of Iraqi civilian dead NNN0LHI  Mar-11-05 12:43 AM   #0 
  - What took 'em so long? n/t  tuvor   Mar-11-05 12:48 AM   #1 
  - What was it that Tommy Franks said?  UpInArms   Mar-11-05 09:29 AM   #16 
  - uh, yeah..... OK....... glad they 'got it"  alittlelark   Mar-11-05 12:50 AM   #2 
  - Brown people don't count in the Bush/Blair universe  IndianaGreen   Mar-11-05 12:53 AM   #3 
  - No time to count the dead  magellan   Mar-11-05 12:58 AM   #4 
  - The Vatican kept their mouths shut when Hitler was killing people too  NNN0LHI   Mar-11-05 01:40 AM   #5 
  - They are working out a deal with Chimpy, " We'll overlook your  bahrbearian   Mar-11-05 06:13 AM   #9 
  - The Vatican opposed the invasion of Iraq.  Bridget Burke   Mar-11-05 09:16 AM   #14 
  - We dont do body counts  TexasLawyer   Mar-11-05 01:54 AM   #6 
  - Nominated n/t  Hissyspit   Mar-11-05 02:01 AM   #7 
  - The United States started it's ME Genocide in GW1, DU is its Gas Chambers  ConcernedCanuk   Mar-11-05 02:02 AM   #8 
  - fallujah == our Nanking  bpilgrim   Mar-11-05 06:17 AM   #10 
  - i just noticed that the word validated is the origin of 'vetted.' what a  truthisfreedom   Mar-11-05 06:21 AM   #11 
  - In a similar line of thought, have you noticed that the Germans killed....  Media_Lies_Daily   Mar-11-05 06:27 AM   #12 
  - This just means that during the NEXT Iraq war there will be more  SoCalDem   Mar-11-05 09:11 AM   #13 
  - AWOL Bush's war against an unarmed country is nothing but pure evil.  bushisanidiot   Mar-11-05 09:28 AM   #15 
  - Physicians condemn failure to count Iraq casualties  emad   Mar-11-05 09:35 AM   #17 
  - But if we honestly count those bodies  Protagoras   Mar-11-05 09:35 AM   #18 
  - Freedom isn't free.  leesa   Mar-11-05 09:35 AM   #19 
  - "Monitoring casualties is a humanitarian imperative," the statement said.  Roland99   Mar-11-05 01:09 PM   #20 

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