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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:43 AM
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Put Another Way: One in 40 Iraqis 'killed since invasion'
One in 40 Iraqis 'killed since invasion'

12 October 2006 06:58

The death toll in Iraq following the United States-led invasion has topped 655 000 -- one in 40 of the entire population -- according to a major piece of research in one of the world's leading medical journals.

The study, produced by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore and published online by the Lancet, claims the total number of deaths is more than 10 times greater than any previously compiled estimate.

The findings provoked an immediate political storm. Within hours of its release, United States President George Bush had dismissed the figures. "I don't consider it a credible report," he told reporters at the White House. "Neither does General Casey , neither do Iraqi officials."

The British Foreign Office also cast doubt on the findings, stating that the government preferred to rely on the body count of the Iraqi ministry of health, which recorded just 7 254 deaths between January 2005 and January 2006.

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http://www.mg.co.za/articlepage.aspx?area=/breaking_new...


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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:46 AM
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1. I believe it
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:36 AM
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2. Wonder when Limpballs or Drudge will proclaim it's more dangerous to
live in Detroit than in Iraq?
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Junkdrawer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:43 AM
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4. As per the Iraqi Gov't, Iraq is one of the safest places in the world...
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Why, it's a wonder more folks don't retire there....
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endarkenment Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:41 AM
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3. Consider serious injuries too.
I estimated that at a 5:1 ratio, serious injuries to deaths, that 10% of the Iraqi population has been killed or seriously injured as a result of our invasion.
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