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Iraq death toll: a response, Eagle Eye

Iraq death toll: a response

Josh Dougherty, Researcher and Analyst at Iraq Body Count, has emailed me with some comments about my post yesterday on the PLoS study of the Iraq death toll. I thought his response was interesting, and reproduce it in full, with his permission:
A couple further points to note. The raw data has been made available on the PLoS [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 18 October 2013 at 1:20 pm

New Iraq Death Toll Study, Eagle Eye

New Iraq Death Toll Study

A new cluster sample survey in Iraq suggests the post-war death toll from violence might have been around 250,000, to the nearest 200,000 or so. This kind of study has been misreported before and, in the case of the two Lancet studies, discredited.
The latest one will probably be reported as estimating a death toll of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 16 October 2013 at 9:49 pm

The Danger of Lauren Booth, Eagle Eye

The Danger of Lauren Booth

Lauren Booth has been exercising her right to free speech on ITV’s Daybreak, reports the Telegraph:
Ms Booth’s brother-in-law, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, previously said there is a ‘problem within Islam’ which allows the seeds of extremism to be sown in the wake of the killing [the murder of Lee Rigby].
Asked if he was right, [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 19 June 2013 at 9:21 pm

Groundhog Day on Iraq, Again, Eagle Eye

Groundhog Day on Iraq, Again

Newsnight’s Iraq special, 10 years on from the war, was broadcast last night (have I mentioned it?).
I thought the BBC should be congratulated for the programme, which did not feature a single member or former member of the Socialist Workers Party (although there were a few “lies” and “war crimes” in the audience), and it [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 27 February 2013 at 3:48 pm

The Day of Reckoning approaches, Eagle Eye

The Day of Reckoning approaches

If I had opposed the Iraq war, I would be really alarmed by now by the extent to which the conspiracy theorists have taken over my side of the argument.
You need only mention Iraq on Twitter to get the full Iraqocaust, million died,* war criminal psychorama which is gearing up for the 10th anniversary of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 11 February 2013 at 2:37 pm

Iraq 10 Years On: Was It Worth It?, Eagle Eye

Iraq 10 Years On: Was It Worth It?

The wheezing traction engine of Blair rage is being cranked into action again, as the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq (20 March) approaches. Each time, the arguments on the anti side become simpler and more removed from what happened at the time.
I couldn’t make it to Thursday’s debate at Goldsmith’s, “Iraq 10 Years [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 9 February 2013 at 6:03 pm

Iraq, nearly a decade later, Eagle Eye

Iraq, nearly a decade later

It has been another grim year in Iraq, according to Iraq Body Count, which has tracked violent deaths since the invasion in 2003.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 1 January 2013 at 12:09 pm

Death toll update as US leaves Iraq, Eagle Eye

Death toll update as US leaves Iraq

Iraq Body Count has just published its latest update on the death toll since the invasion in 2003, to mark the withdrawal of US combat forces. This is the important bit:
The total number of violent civilian deaths recorded since the 2003 invasion has now exceeded 114,000.
Combining IBC civilian data with official Iraqi and US combatant [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Monday, 2 January 2012 at 12:00 pm

In praise of Tony Blair, Eagle Eye

In praise of Tony Blair

I missed this ironic tribute to journalists’ enduring fascination with themselves, or, rather, with themselves as seen through the phantasm of “Tony Blair”: a Guardian leading article entitled “In praise of … Tony Blair”. Gosh almost as postmodern and witty as that Channel 4 pile of crock I didn’t watch (right), thereby extending my life [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 16 October 2011 at 3:11 pm

Iraq: “honest people did and can still disagree”, Eagle Eye

Iraq: “honest people did and can still disagree”

Another fine anonymous contribution to the Groundhog debate about the Iraq invasion by rms3, whose comment on my blog I wrote about here. Today rms3, who opposed the invasion but from a reasonable perspective, has replied to Johann Hari:
Much as I admire your writing in general and the intent and spirit behind this piece, I [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 29 January 2011 at 12:06 pm

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