Skip to comments.January 2008 - Update on Iraqi Casualty Data (barf alert)
Posted on 01/30/2008 5:48:56 AM PST by Abathar
Further survey work undertaken by ORB, in association with its research partner IIACSS, confirms our earlier estimate that over 1,000,000 Iraqi citizens have died as a result of the conflict which started in 2003.
Following responses to ORBs earlier work, which was based on survey work undertaken in primarily urban locations, we have conducted almost 600 additional interviews in rural communities. By and large the results are in line with the urban results and we now estimate that the death toll between March 2003 and August 2007 is likely to have been of the order of 1,033,000. If one takes into account the margin of error associated with survey data of this nature then the estimated range is between 946,000 and 1,120,000.
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I just came across this little gem and can hardly wait until the 600K number now will be "over a million" and thrown about like it is a fact engraved into stone. The Loony Left is going to be cackling with glee that someone actually broached the million dead number.
Arguably 80-90 percent of the deaths are the result of anti-coalition violence such as Al Qaeda.
These surveys are dastardly.
What cracks me up is the people who did this “report” even come out and tell you that they will try and give you the results you are looking for. Be interesting to see who financed this report.
“Confirmation doesn’t generally mean asking the same person the same question twice. There used to be a rule in journalism that one something wasn’t true unless two different people confirmed the facts. New rules...two different people...quoting the same person...makes something true.”
Wow! So, one out of every 25 Iraqis now?
Where are these mass graves?