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October 2006

Holy freakin' crap:

John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHBSPH) estimate that the mortality rates have more than doubled since the invasion to overthrow Saddam Hussein, causing an average of 500 deaths a day. — ‘Huge rise' in Iraqi death tolls

They based their statistics on interviews with Iraqi people, corroborated in most cases by death certificates, which they argue gives a far more accurate figure than a straight body count.

Raj commented:

655,000 deaths since the invasion... "One in 40 of the entire population" according to The Guardian newspaper :-( Sheesh.