601,000 excess deaths in Iraq since the war. A bit more than 30,000 isn’t it Mr. President.

Originally published 10/10/06:

I haven’t seen the actual study yet, but it appears the Johns Hopkins people have done it again.  They’ve now come out with an amazing study in Iraq, showing that there have been 655,000 excess deaths in Iraq since the end of the war, compared to deaths before the Iraq war.  This study is similar to the earlier study carried out by Dr. Les Roberts in 2004 showing around 100,000 excess deaths at that time.  The study then was criticized in the press and ignored in spite of its serious findings.  The confidence interval was rather wide since only 1000 households were interviewed at that time.  This time over 1800 households were interviewed, making the confidence interval much better, with 95% assurance that the numbers lie between 426,369 to 793,663 deaths.  The study has been praised as the best estimate we can make at this time, in the absence of body counts (we don’t do body counts remember).   

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