Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

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And about those 100,000 dead Iraqis...

The Lancet has released their findings to the web, at:

Key points from their findings include the following:

- The risk of death was . . . 2 to 5-fold higher after the invasion.
- Violent deaths were widespread and were mainly attributed to coalition forces.
- Most individuals reportedly killed by coalition forces were women and children.
- The risk of death from violence after the invasion was 58 times higher than before the war.

"Making conservative assumptions, we think that about 100000 excess deaths, or more have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Violence accounted for most of the excess deaths and air strikes from coalition forces accounted for most violent deaths."

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