Tuesday, October 17, 2006

The John Hopskins' body count

The rightwing neocon throne sniffers are trying to frame the John Hopkins Iraqi body count estimates as inacurate at best, maliciously inflated at worst. What they are desperately trying to play down is:
"We [John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health] estimate that as a consequence of the coalition invasion of March 18, 2003, about 655,000 Iraqis have died above the number that would be expected in a non-conflict situation"

The flying monkey screech brigade is trying to cast this as biased datamining and what not, but what they don't want you to know is this survey is taken not from military body counts, but from the mouths of Iraqi citizens as stated by Gilbert Burnham of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health:
"Our total estimate is much higher than other mortality estimates because we used a population-based, active method for collecting mortality information rather than passive methods that depend on counting bodies or tabulated media reports of violent deaths."

Once again the right plays down the loss of human life...

If only America wasn't so addicted to sleep aides, peophiles, missing white girls, and celebrity porn...

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