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Scientific Study:  See how fast you can digest this cartoon or the link in the about box before your knee jerks! The original Cox & Forkum is here .
source: They used a methodology known as "cluster sampling," which can be valid if using real data and not anecdotal reporting. Most of the original Lancet clusters reported no deaths at all, with the journal admitting, "two-thirds of all violent deaths were reported in one cluster in the city of Fallujah." Fallujah? Hello?
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Seth says
source: above
They used a methodology known as "cluster sampling," which can be valid if using real data and not anecdotal reporting.
Actually a better truth is  ...
And  later in the report we learn  "Survey teams asked for death certificates in 545 (87%) reported deaths and these were present in 501 cases. The pattern of deaths in households without death certificates was no different from those with certificates."

That hardly sounds like anecdotal reporting to me.



Seth says
source: EDITORIALS & OPINION Investors Business Daily (cherry picked by M above)
They used a methodology known as "cluster sampling," which can be valid if using real data and not anecdotal reporting. Most of the original Lancet clusters reported no deaths at all, with the journal admitting, "two-thirds of all violent deaths were reported in one cluster in the city of Fallujah." Fallujah? Hello?
... which of course was referring to a previous study.  Talking about that previous study the authors explain ...
source: Gilbert Burnham, Riyadh Lafta, Shannon Doocy, Les Roberts
The survey estimated excess mortality of at least 98 000 (95% CI 8000-194,000) after excluding, as an outlier, the high mortality reported in the Falluja cluster.
You might try reading for a better truth.

Seth says
This study sets into bold relief just how untrue some of Bush's prewar rehtoric turned out to be ...
source: Norman Solomon

In his major speech on March 17, 2003, just before the invasion, President Bush used boilerplate rhetoric: "Many Iraqis can hear me tonight in a translated radio broadcast, and I have a message for them: If we must begin a military campaign, it will be directed against the lawless men who rule your country and not against you."

... in this case i'm not saying that Bush lied ... just that he miscalculated ... grossly miscalculated.  I will leave to the joury whether to call it "flagrant disregard for human life" or not.

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