Monday, October 16, 2006

Lancet body count critique

Instapundit links to the Iraq Body Count site, where there’s an article describing what you would have to accept and believe is true in order to buy the death count proposed by the Lancet medical journal study.  The Lancet tried to estimate the total number of violent deaths in Iraq since the invasion.

      1. On average, a thousand Iraqis have been violently killed every single day in the first half of 2006, with less than a tenth of them being noticed by any public surveillance mechanisms;

There’s more, so link up.  Glenn notes that the IBC site has often been criticized for over-estimating the body count itself, so if they’re upset by the Lancet study…

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