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Anti-war Soros Funded Iraq Study(Which falsely claimed 650K Killed in Iraq invastion.)
timesonline ^ | January 13, 2008 | Brendan Montague

Posted on 01/12/2008 5:09:00 PM PST by kellynla

A STUDY that claimed 650,000 people were killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq was partly funded by the antiwar billionaire George Soros.

Soros, 77, provided almost half the £50,000 cost of the research, which appeared in The Lancet, the medical journal. Its claim was 10 times higher than consensus estimates of the number of war dead.

The study, published in 2006, was hailed by antiwar campaigners as evidence of the scale of the disaster caused by the invasion, but Downing Street and President George Bush challenged its methodology.

New research published by The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that 151,000 people - less than a quarter of The Lancet estimate - have died since the invasion in 2003.

“The authors should have disclosed the [Soros] donation and for many people that would have been a disqualifying factor in terms of publishing the research,” said Michael Spagat, economics professor at Royal Holloway, University of London.

The Lancet study was commissioned by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and led by Les Roberts, an associate professor and epidemiologist at Columbia University. He reportedly opposed the war from the outset.

His team surveyed 1,849 homes at 47 sites across Iraq, asking people about births, deaths and migration in their households.

Professor John Tirman of MIT said this weekend that $46,000 (£23,000) of the approximate £50,000 cost of the study had come from Soros’s Open Society Institute.

Roberts said this weekend: “In retrospect, it was probably unwise to have taken money that could have looked like it would result in a political slant. I am adamant this could not have affected the outcome of the research.”

The Lancet did not break any rules by failing to disclose Soros’s sponsorship.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: antiwar; bribery; enemypropaganda; iraq; lancet; lies; soros; treason; war

1 posted on 01/12/2008 5:09:03 PM PST by kellynla
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Soros...a real American patriot...

Leftists never cease to amaze me what they will do to tear down this country...and if not for this country, they wouldn’t be as prosperous as they are.

Semper Fi,
Kelly


2 posted on 01/12/2008 5:11:10 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: SandRat; freema; NormsRevenge

ping


3 posted on 01/12/2008 5:11:45 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

If I recall, this is the number the fat pig Rosie O’Donnell spewed on one of her rants....


4 posted on 01/12/2008 5:12:00 PM PST by The Forgotten Man (He works, he votes, generally he prays--but he always pays....)
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To: The Forgotten Man

correct


5 posted on 01/12/2008 5:13:58 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

It wasn’t a study. It was a “how big a lies can we spread?”, session.


6 posted on 01/12/2008 5:15:22 PM PST by dbacks (Taglines for sale or rent.)
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To: kellynla

Can we rescind his citizenship?


7 posted on 01/12/2008 5:16:50 PM PST by golfisnr1 (Democrats are like roaches - hard to get rid of.)
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Soros is a foreigner who hates America. He is the Democratic Party’s single biggest donor. Truly, the Democratic Party has become the Party of Treason.
8 posted on 01/12/2008 5:18:22 PM PST by Godwin1 (merican restaurant.)
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To: kellynla

I would like to know how much of his money is being thrown about to skewer our elections and everything else American,he has to be crookeder than a barrel of fish hooks and anti-American as they come


9 posted on 01/12/2008 5:18:52 PM PST by coalman
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To: kellynla
The pacifist is as surely a traitor to his country and to humanity as is the most brutal wrongdoer.

– Theodore Roosevelt, speech at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (July 27, 1917)
10 posted on 01/12/2008 5:19:11 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: dbacks

“It wasn’t a study. It was a “how big a lies can we spread?”, session.”

During the Viet Nam war, it was called “antiwar propaganda.”

Semper Fi,
Kelly


11 posted on 01/12/2008 5:23:20 PM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: kellynla

1954 book, “How to Lie with Statistics” is the tome of choice for many researchers and medical professionals.


12 posted on 01/12/2008 5:30:19 PM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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To: xtinct

I wonder why he and his ilk never mention the 32,000,000 murdered babies that he and his followers are responsible for since 1973.


13 posted on 01/12/2008 5:48:00 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: kellynla

He is a TRAITOR, and should be tried as such, and punished to the full extent of the law!!!


14 posted on 01/12/2008 5:54:57 PM PST by I'm ALL Right! (THOMPSON '08)
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To: kellynla

Soros is a war criminal who turn in hundreds of his fellow Jews in Hungary to the NAZIS to save his own hide.


15 posted on 01/12/2008 5:59:47 PM PST by Paleo Conservative
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To: golfisnr1

The Soros-911 link.

You have a lot of people in the US that are not citizens; even getting citizenship, who are not culturally American, but that is not an issue since the entire concept of the “melting pot” has been replaced with multiculturalism. 9-11 in a macro sense is the reward this society got for multiculturalism and Soros is part of that picture. It won’t be the last problems we face and as we become more “multicultural” the problems will grow.

We are an immigrant nation. Even the Native Americans were essentially immigrants. From the beginning we’re a hodgepodge of races, ethnicities, and cultural backgrounds; but upon entering this country may in be in schools, the media, or in society, the focus was on integration and becoming part of Americana, not a parallel culture with it’s own identity as is the case today more and more. You have a society that like a couple in a bad marriage is growing apart. This can lead to no good in the long run. May it be the Netherlands, those supposed “disenfranchised youths in France” or elsewhere, multiculturalism has never worked well in the long run. Even in ancient times before and including Rome this concept led to problems. Soros in a way gets to the heart of the cultural problem this nation faces and 911 is part of! You have people living here and even with US citizenship who despise American culture, who have no loyalty to this nation, who oppose our national policies and subvert it where possible. You have people with loyalties to other states and groups and who essentially value ideas that are completely contrary to what defines us!


16 posted on 01/12/2008 6:15:26 PM PST by Red6 (Come and take it.)
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To: kellynla
Shocked.
17 posted on 01/12/2008 6:36:14 PM PST by Loyal Buckeye
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To: kellynla

Someone needs to hit him with something more effective than a pie.


18 posted on 01/12/2008 7:39:43 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Search for Folding Project - Join FR Team 36120)
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To: kellynla
Soros...a real American patriot...

You forgot the sarcasm off tag

19 posted on 01/12/2008 8:09:00 PM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: dbacks

And the lunatic left fell for it hook line and sinker


20 posted on 01/12/2008 8:10:03 PM PST by Kaslin (Peace is the aftermath of victory)
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To: golfisnr1

I’d love to see that happen!


21 posted on 01/12/2008 8:30:10 PM PST by RDTF
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To: kellynla

Thanks for posting this one.


22 posted on 01/12/2008 8:49:57 PM PST by nw_arizona_granny (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1886546/posts?page=4972#4972 45 Item Communist Manifesto)
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To: kellynla; Cannoneer No. 4
Dezinformatsiya ping.
23 posted on 01/12/2008 9:19:31 PM PST by StarCMC (http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com; http://starcmc.wordpress.com/ - The Enemedia is inside the gates.)
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To: kellynla
New research published by The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that 151,000 people - less than a quarter of The Lancet estimate - have died since the invasion in 2003...about one-quarter of what Saddam and his sons Koozy and Oozy or whatever they were called routinely assassinated and tortured to death in one year, if I recall correctly.......
24 posted on 01/12/2008 9:33:26 PM PST by Intolerant in NJ
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To: kellynla

Soros is evil. His father is the devil.


25 posted on 01/12/2008 9:45:11 PM PST by Marysecretary (GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.)
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To: kellynla

Soros = scum of the earth


26 posted on 01/12/2008 9:47:14 PM PST by Rosemont
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To: StarCMC

Thanks for the ping.


27 posted on 01/13/2008 12:25:31 AM PST by Cannoneer No. 4 (Civilian Irregular Information Defense Group http://cannoneerno4.wordpress.com)
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To: Red6

agree... well defined...


28 posted on 01/13/2008 4:31:48 AM PST by xtinct (I was the next door neighbor kid's imaginary friend.)
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