Saturday, January 5, 2008

650,000

When the British Journal "The Lancet" published its findings in 2006 which asserted that 650,000 Iraqis had been killed as a direct result of the American-led invasion, it became a gospel on the left that the Americans had been slaughtering Iraqis at an almost unheard-of rate (except for some on the left who think that even this number is far too low).

An exhaustive study of the Lancet Report has revealed that there are numerous, serious flaws in the Lancet Report, and that worse yet, the people "behind the scenes" who supported were and are all outspoken critics of the Iraq War, including such "luminaries" as George Soros: http://news.nationaljournal.com/articles/databomb/index.htm.

Of course, this won't stop the Angry Left from citing to this study, but at least it gives those of us who questioned it from the get-go some ammunition to respond.

1 comment:

serket said...

McGovern, who I am surprised is still around, mentions that same number in the article you posted up above. But he claims it was supported by Johns Hopkins.