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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:45 PM
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Lindsay Bayerstein summarizes right wing attempts to debunk Lancet study
http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/Majikthise/~3/36507366/i...

The right wing noise machine is clanking and shuddering. They're outraged about this study, published in the Lancet. The study estimated that 665,000 more Iraqis have died after the US invasion than would have been expected based on pre-invasion death rates.

Here are today's popular bleats:

1. 665,000 is an awfully big number. That would mean that this war killed a whole lot of people. (Jane Galt)

2. If 770 extra people were dying in Iraq every day, why don't we hear about them on the news? (Gateway Pundit)

3. The study was published before the election. (Instapundit) (Political Pitbull)

4. The peer-reviewed paper must be bogus because the editor of the Lancet goes to anti-war rallies. (Anti-Idiotarian Rotweiler)

5. The pre-invasion death rates are too low. Surely, Saddam was filling mass graves two months before the invasion. (Chuck Simmins)

...


Cowards, all of them. They own this war, but they won't face up to the fact that their little adventure helped kill over half a million people.

<more at link above>
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:47 PM
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1. holocaust deniers.
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poverlay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:59 PM
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3. OMG WELL PLAYed! I just about fell out of my chair just then! Forgive my
outburst, but I just got done spending several hours defending Chomsky against that ridiculous charge and now you've given me the perfect way to sit them down and shut them up...

I say again to you Sir: Well Played!

thanks
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HereSince1628 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:00 PM
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4. oow, good one, that!
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:18 PM
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6. I'm not a grammarian but in this case I think it's a "W"holocaust
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 03:48 PM by kenny blankenship
not a holocaust:

The W is silent, alas so are most in both parties.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 02:51 PM
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2. My favorite
7. I just know the study's wrong, but I can't figure out how. Math people? (Michelle Malkin)
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:11 PM
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5. That was a good one!
:thumbsup:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 03:38 PM
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7. Have they no shame!
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BurtWorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-13-06 03:23 PM
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8. kick
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