Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Via Susie Madrak, we get this joyful piece of news:
An Iraqi humanitarian organization is reporting that 128,000 Iraqis have been killed since the U.S. invasion began in March 2003.

Mafkarat al-Islam reported that chairman of the 'Iraqiyun humanitarian organization in Baghdad, Dr. Hatim al-'Alwani, said that the toll includes everyone who has been killed since that time, adding that 55 percent of those killed have been women and children aged 12 and under.

'Iraqiyun obtained data from relatives and families of the deceased, as well as from Iraqi hospitals in all the country's provinces. The 128,000 figure only includes those whose relatives have been informed of their deaths and does not include those were abducted, assassinated or simply disappeared.
Okay, so that Lancet piece that said 100,000 dead in Iraq seems to now have corroborating evidence. I'm sure the hawkosphere will immediately retract their previous slime job against one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed journals in history.

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