CORRUPT LEFTISTS at Lancet Now Say 108,000 Iraqis Were Killed in War Not 655,000

Foreign Policy Blog Sept. 2008

The corrupt Lancet journal this week announced that 108,624 Iraqis were killed during the Iraq War not 655,000 as they previously reported. The liberal journal also said that suicide bombings were “cost effective.”
CNN reported:

Suicide bombers are responsible for killing more than 12,000 Iraqi civilians and wounding more than 30,000 since the war began, according to study released by the British medical journal Lancet.

The study found that 1,003 documented suicide bombings accounted for 12,284 of 108,624 Iraqi civilian deaths, 11% of those killed between March 20, 2003, and December 31, 2010.

It also found such attacks accounted for 30,644 — or 26% — of the 117,165 documented cases of Iraqi civilians wounded within the same period.

“Suicide bombers in Iraq use suicide bombs strategically as cost-effective, precise, highly destructive weapons,” said the study, which was published Saturday.

Of course, the fraudulent Lancet reports were widely used by the liberal media to attack the Bush administration and the US military.

The Iraqi government reported in 2009 that 85,000 Iraqis were killed between 2004 and 2008.

It’s time for The Lancet to apologize.

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  • Jim, you’re going to need to stop overreacting about everyone who disagrees with you. Knee-jerk referring to someone as “Far right”, “radical leftists”, “corrupt”, etc. loses its appeal after you falsely use them the 90th time. Lancet is a medical journal, not a political commentary paper. As Pat Grey would say: “For all that is good, right, and Holy…”

  • Jim Hoft

    Adam – You’re going to have to get better informed on the issues before you level an attack. I have several posts on the fraudulent Lancet Study here on my blog that will help you out. Please educate yourself before you attempt to smear my reporting.

  • bg


    oh go the (fitb) away with that dead horse crap, geesh..

    ok, step right up & get your koolaid gulpables, on sale
    now!! it’s an election year, so drink up everyone!! /s/



    “It’s time for The Lancet to apologize”

    LOLOL…since when will any lefty supporting journalist or tv apologize for anything….

  • JoyO

    Lies, lies, and more lies …the Left entities lie about everything!

  • bg


    sorry GP..

    but we all know the LANCET STUDY was
    as big a FRAUD as OBAMA’S SELECTION..

    where are the posts about what’s going on behind the scenes, ie
    in the here & now that will most certainly affect out tomorrows??



  • Yrral Dleifsarb

    Libs never apologize for stretching the truth beyond recognition by right-thinking folks. They don’t believe in objective truth anyway. That’s why post-modern modes of analysis settle into their minds so readily. It provides them something more rational feeling than the raw feelings that power their “thinking”.

    Adam, who is likely a Lib, does not recognize that lib propagandists have taken over a great many journals that ostensibly address more objective topics. They love to use factoids in support of the self-stimulation that they like to pretend represents a rational world-view. They like to gibber about being “reality based”, but it is just another, self-stimulating lie.

  • Andreas K.

    Apologize? They will NEVER do that. The libs never do that.

    Kick them out of business.

  • Male Silverback

    The US Military has gone far and above any other country in preventing unwanted and needless death of civilians. I was rocketed and mortared many times, and not once did we return fire. Not because we didn’t know where it was coming from, we have fire finder radar for that. It was because the cowards were firing from civilian areas and they knew we would not fire back.

    Any journal or media outlet that tries to level the charge of carelessness by our military should be branded as far left because they are obviously reporting lies.

  • chuck in st paul

    I still periodically hear the ‘million dead Iraqis’ BS from libtards. Heaven forbid you confuse them with the facts. In point of fact, if their number HAD been correct it would have meant something like 350 dead A DAY in Iraq day in and day out 365 days a year. I think SOMEBODY would have noticed that.

  • chuck in st paul

    Apparently Adam is unschooled in how political lawyers’, doctors’, and others’ associations and publications have been over the last couple of decades. The CDC in Atlanta has gone off on several crusades – confiscation of privately owned guns among them. The (un)American Bar Association has championed all sorts of un-American ideas. The list of associations taken over by libtards has grown and grown over the years.

    For goodness sake even technical journals like Scientific American went completely nuts. They printed idiotic pieces on economics where – surprise! – Marxist redistributionism and central planning are Teh Only Way. They pimped AGW (and still do), Teh Satanic Gases, etc., etc. Thousands of us dumped our subscriptions a long time ago because of it.

    Liberalism is like a very nasty cancer. It metastisizes constantly, infecting organization after organization to the detriment of the ‘body’ of America.

  • MrGoodWench

    So how did the propaganda ‘journal’ come up with the figure of 655,000 ?
    Maybe Rosie oDonnel knows !
    And why should we believe that 108,624 is the right figure ?
    Looks like anti-American marxists are still trying to pull a fast one, like AGW

  • rbosque

    The left doesn’t apologize. By lying from the beginning it influenced people to believe the lie, mission accomplished.

    Truth be damned so long as it helps their agenda.

  • mercador

    According to the Word they are doing their fathers work. John 8:44

  • MAJ Mike

    Hmmm. The Ministry of Truth is back at it again.

    “We are at war with Eastasia. We have always been at war with Eastasia.”

  • Really?

    ADAM #1:

    I recently spent 3 years in the UK in a graduate program in healthcare economics. The Lancet DOES have an obvious political bias in its “reporting”. Many of its contributors come out of the left-leaning university system. I had two card carrying communists for Professors…although they would argue they are “Trotskyists”.

  • Really?

    Further: The Lancet published the disproved junk science paper linking MMR to autism which they were forced to repudiate several years later. The MD who wrote the study was “struck off” meaning lost his ability to practice medicine in the UK.

    If you would do research as simple as “Wikipedia” Adam…It states that the Lancet takes political positions.

  • Yeah, you got me. As a St. Louis Tea Partier, I’m a big liberal. My blog really screams liberal too… and I’m the one who doesn’t do my homework.

  • vityas

    I don’t care if any of them apologize or not. They won’t mean it.
    Reality will catch up with all of them.
    They still won’t feel remorse when everything is in tatters around their heads; they’ll still be flailing out, looking for others to blame.
    Maybe it’s organic brain damage. There really is something wrong with these people.

  • BuddyG

    Okay fine, give or take about 500,000 !

    Let’s not quibble !

  • Scott

    There will not be one word about Obama’s war in Libya…

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    It’s time for The Lancet to apologize.

    Good luck on that.

  • No Man

    I am saddened by the fact that it wasn’t 655,000,000.

  • squeaky

    we’re talking about the lancet study because that’s all the left talked about to make their case against Bush and the iraq war. the left liked the results and made it part of their talking points. if you don’t discredit it, it will always be the recited truth of events. discredit it so that future generations won’t read about it as being the “dirty” truth of the times. if you don’t expose it, it never happened. it’s an inconvenient truth for the left and you have to hang it as a millstone around their neck – let it follow them into eternity.

  • ocrick

    Perhaps bush/dick could apologize for the Mess they created…

  • lyle

    Why do more and more Americans distrust ‘experts’? Lancet provides an excellent example.

    They rushed a junk-science sociology article into print in time for the American elections. It didn’t pass the ‘ballpark’ test, let alone rigorous peer review. But that didn’t matter. It had the political impact they were looking for. Now, years later, they can safely report that the real number was only about 15% of what they claimed.

    They care more about propagandizing their agenda than they do about preserving their credibility. Otherwise, heads would roll every time something like this happened.

    They don’t. From TV networks to academic magazines to the New York Times, dishonest research, false allegations, and fabricated data go unpunished – and often rewarded. As consumers, our only recourse is to learn the lesson: much of the time, what they call an ‘expert’ is merely an expert at repackaging conventional left-wing propaganda.

  • Redwine

    In addition to the fraudulent Iraq reports, the Lancet has been producing fraudulent data and outright propaganda against Israel for years. Here are just a couple of examples:

  • Missy8s

    Globalist douchebags.

    Nuff’ said…

  • Missy8s

    # 25 OCRick,

    Grow up.

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  • AuntieMadder

    @ #1 Adam: So, do you mean to tell me that medical journalists can’t count, not even bodies? That’s just ate up with it.

  • IMO it doesn’t matter how many people have been killed !!! All the people died over the big LIE from the Bush administration of weapons of mass destruction !!! I don’t see the imperial US government apologizing anytime soon !!! Is the US military still in Iraq because of the other big LIE “War on Terror” ???!!!

  • AuntieMadder

    @ #32 Heyitsmesmelly: Did you even read the blog post to which you are sharing your asinine and at least somewhat off-topic opinion?

    I didn’t think so.

  • MrGoodWench

    #32 September 4, 2011 at 4:30 pm
    heyitsmekelly commented:
    …….. I don’t see the imperial US government apologizing anytime soon !!! Is the US military still in Iraq because of the other big LIE “War on Terror” ???!!!
    Why don’t you ask the current sheikh of the imperial US government because he could have withdrawn the troops in Jan 2009

  • AuntieMadder

    “The study found that 1,003 documented suicide bombings accounted for 12,284 of 108,624 Iraqi civilian deaths, 11% of those killed between March 20, 2003, and December 31, 2010.”

    I wonder how many of those 12k+ civilian deaths should be counted among the Iraqi war fatalities and how many of them should actually be classified and counted as murders or homicides. It’s not as if jihad by explosive undershirt/panties is performed only against the enemy during war battle. That sh!t happens every day all over the world, most often against out naive “friends” in host countries during peacetime. If these murders were properly and honestly classified or categorized, whichever word you prefer, the civilian fatalities of the Iraq war may actually be less than 100,000.

  • I am on topic !!! The current administration is just another puppet of the military industrial complex !!! Prez-BO has LIED just like the last two puppets !!! John F Kennedy was the last TRUE American President !!! I bet you all believe that Oswall was the lone gunman ???!!!

  • BuddyG

    @ #32 Heyitsmesmelly,

    Do you think President Clinton lied about WMDs in Iraq?

    Dec-16-1998 was the beginning of Operation Desert Fox; A four day bomb and cruise missile attack against Saddam’s Iraq. That evening President Clinton spoke form the Oval Office and said “Earlier today, I ordered Americas armed forces to strike military and security targets in Iraq. They are joined by British forces. Their mission is to attack IRAQ’S NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PROGRAMS and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.”

  • MrGoodWench

    Their mission is to attack IRAQ’S NUCLEAR, CHEMICAL, AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS PROGRAMS and its military capacity to threaten its neighbors.”
    Bill C said “is” ?

  • Viv

    If the (lefty, idealist, corrupt, lying) Lancet are so sure 108,624 Iraqis were killed then they will have no trouble in naming them. The US has no difficulty naming the soldiers who have been killed or the civilians murdered on 9/11 yet Iraq cannot name their dead. It’s a pack of lies…arabs are well known for it.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Adam, I browsed your blog, and it’s great, and admirable.

    On this issue, though, you have, quite obviously, spoken before researching.

    Read the links provided in the comments above mine, and you will see. Lancet may be a “Medical Journal”, but they are as biased as the NYT and MSNBC.

    We are living in an age where things are not as they seem, and not as they purport themselves to be.

    For example, go and buy a dictionary. It’s “merely a dictionary”, right?

    Look up the definitions for “liberal” and “conservative”.

    See bias in all its amazing (and sly) hideousness.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    #38 MrGoodWench

    Well, I guess it all depends on what the meaning of the word “is” is.


  • Leatherhelmet

    Adam, the Lancet study was the one of the biggest leftist propogandist tools in the Iraq war.
    Leftist, whacko, lying, scumbag…attach anything you want to it and it would be true.

  • xqqme

    #32, I was at this town hall.

    Albright, Berger and Cohen

    The 90-minute event was interrupted repeatedly by hecklers. But
    Albright, Cohen, and Berger seemed to welcome the lively debate and
    the informed and sharp questions they received.

    “This really is a tremendous example of what democracy is all about,”
    Cohen said. “The people who are here expressing opposition and
    criticism would not be allowed to do that in a number of countries
    including Iraq.”

    The three made clear the U.S. goal in Iraq is to have its leadership
    comply with its obligations to allow U.N. inspectors unfettered access
    to any and all suspected chemical and biological weapons sites.

    “The United States does not challenge Iraq’s territorial integrity,
    nor do we want to see the Iraqi people suffer any further,” Albright
    said. “Our problem and the world’s problem is with Iraq’s leaders. And
    today those leaders have a choice. They can allow U.N. inspections to
    proceed on the world’s terms, or they can invite serious military
    strikes on ours.”

    Cohen emphasized that Americans have a choice to make. “With respect
    to Saddam Hussein, we can deal with him now or our children and
    grandchildren will have to deal with the spread of chemical and
    biological weapons later. I think now is the time that we deal with it
    and not later,” Cohen said.

    Berger emphasized the U.S. desire for a diplomatic settlement. “We
    want to resolve this peacefully,” Berger said, “but there are some
    things worth fighting for. And those include fighting aggression,
    fighting people who threaten their neighbors, and fighting to make
    this world a safer and more secure place for my children and for

    Worth fighting for?

  • an observer

    “It’s time for The Lancet to apologize.”

    No, it’s time for Lancet to be shut down. They have no credibility.

  • mg4us

    Lancet study was politicized. . . as is many scientific studies and agencies. .heck, even NASA with their report about Aliens being alarmed and upset about mankind causing global warming. .

    Funny how all these so called science journals eventually get caught lying and falsifying data. .

    Wouldn’t be surprised if someone discovered that they did that with the global warming data too. . oops silly me. .they already did. .

    Next they will need to tell the truth that climate change really driven by the sun and the earth’s tilt on its axis. . Oh my!

  • Patty

    Liberals, don’t you wish they could stop hating Bush, I do!

  • BurmaShave

    Liberals using Sorelian lies liberally.

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  • Greg

    Adam commented: BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.

    You mean like all the Progressive race baiting and accusations of right wing violence that in reality were almost always committed by left wingers? Just how stupid are you? Or should I say Brainwashed!!!

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  • Interesting

    Patty commented:

    Liberals, don’t you wish they could stop hating Bush, I do!


    One day, the Leftists who hate Bush and the right-minded men in uniform working to defend freedom who are the Lord’s will suffer this fate:

    Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your, and to know that I have loved you.

    They WILL bow and confess that these (and particularly President Bush whose faith was constantly attacked) are His and they will be forced to admit that they did not speak the truth, but lies from Satan against them.

    Mat 25:40 And the King shall.. say to them, Truly I say to you, Inasmuch as you have done it to one of the least of these My brethren, you have done it unto Me.

    May God repay them their unkindnesses and spewing their hatred, lies and vitriol at Bush and the troops.

  • Interesting

    typo corrected..
    Missed out feet there.. worship before your feet.. that is, they will bow and admit to the truth.. finally!

    Rev 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you.

    By stating that they are “Jews” I take it to mean they profess they hold to the truth (are correct before God) in attacking God’s people.. they are in the company of those who speak lies from the spiritual synagogue of Satan.. not literal Jews nor correct in their accusations before God, but a spiritual attack from those who speak lies. The terrorists and leftists both fit this bill perfectly. God vindicates them that are his. And Bush and the troops have demonstrated, as this lancet study shows, great Christian virtue and restraint in war, amid alarming false accusations.. which has been noted on high. There is a day of reckoning and all mankind shall see it. May God repay.

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