John on October 16, 2006 at 5:14 pm
British medical journal Lancet published a study this month claiming that the Iraq War has resulted in 650,000 deaths. The “study” is a blatant attempt to influence the US elections and has been roundly refuted on the right and left.
Here is a refutation by the anti-war website Iraq Body Count. [HT: LGF]
And here is my friend Scott’s critical look at the study and its methods. As mentioned before, Scott is a statistician by trade.
Lancet tried this same tactic just prior to the 2004 election. Hopefully, it will not be as successful this time around.