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