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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:11 PM
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UK rejects estimate of 655,000 Iraqi deaths
http://www.khaleejtimes.ae/DisplayArticleNew.asp?xfile=...

LONDON - British Prime Minister Tony Blairs office rejected as inaccurate on Thursday a study that found about 655,000 Iraqis had died due to the March 2003 US-led invasion and later violence.

The ... figure is an order of magnitude higher than any other figure. Its not one we believe to be anywhere near accurate and that is not in any way to downplay the seriousness of the security situation in Iraq, Blairs spokesman said.

On Wednesday, US President George W. Bush said the findings of the study, published in medical journal The Lancet, were not credible. The Iraqi government, which puts the total Iraqi death toll since the war started at 40,000, also called the report unbelievable.

Blair was Bushs closest ally during the Iraq war and Britain still has about 7,200 troops in Iraq.

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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:14 PM
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1. And this surprises WHO?
Edited on Thu Oct-12-06 07:14 PM by fooj
C'mon...it's Tony the Poodle. I wouldn't really expect any different. Funny how they accepted the figures from Kosovo and Somalia, eh? Those figures were produced by the same study.
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:18 PM
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2. I think it is time to make the study public so the 655,000 number ...
...and how the study authors came up with that number can be compared to the official estimates which come from three highly biased sources, George Bush, Tony Blair and the Iraqi puppet government.
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Phredicles Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:27 PM
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3. Apart from the 30,000 figure the Dear Leader pulled out of his ass,
has there been ANY government estimate of Iraqi casualties, ever?
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:27 PM
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4. So george & tony, what are your figures?
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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:30 PM
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5. Breaking news: Bush's partner in crime dismisses findings.
Flush :hurts: the nast little turd.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:32 PM
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6. to the dog ass brothers counting dead Iraqi's would be compared to
counting the cows we slaughter here in America. :shrug:
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ThomCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 07:40 PM
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7. Hmm... Standard scientific methodology, or Bush/Blair...
Who are you going to believe? Who do you think has the more accurate estimate? x(
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lakeguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 08:02 PM
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8. The ... figure is an order of magnitude higher than any other figure.
oh, except for the only other scientific study conducted that said the total was 100 to 200k 2+ years ago.

i suppose only the guesses count and anyone with real numbers is a liar.
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