Thursday, October 12, 2006

Reuters: Study sees 655,000 Iraqi war deaths; Bush disputes

Say what? Where did they get these numbers?

PajamasMedia is blowing the whistle on a public health study that claims there have been 655,000 Iraqi war deaths to date. This number is nearly 13 times larger than previous estimates. The figures were based on a survey conducted by Johns Hopkins and Al Mustansiriya University in Baghdad and have been published in The Lancelot, a medical journal. Ironically, the study comes at the height of midterm campaign season and has already been disputed by the Bush administration. Richard Miniter joins me Friday with details.


PajamasMedia Middle East Editor, Omar Fadil from Baghdad

”To me their motives are clear, all they want is to prove that our struggle for freedom was the wrong thing to do. And they shamelessly use lies to do this…when they did not find the death they wanted to see on the ground, they faked it on paper…”

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