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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  1. 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…”

  2. 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.

  3. ++

    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/


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

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

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

  6. ++

    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??



  7. 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.

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

    Kick them out of business.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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.

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

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

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

  16. 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”.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Okay fine, give or take about 500,000 !

    Let’s not quibble !

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