Vultures Row: War Death Study Inaccurate and funded by Soros

War Death Study Inaccurate and funded by Soros

A study which appeared in The Lancet, the medical journal, claimed 650,000 people were killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq was partly funded by the antiwar liberal billionaire George Soros who provided almost half of the $100,000 price tag. Its claim was 10 times higher than consensus estimates of the number of war dead. Published in 2006, the study was hailed by antiwar campaigners as evidence of the scale of the disaster caused by the invasion. The New England Journal of Medicine in its own review of the data estimates that 151,000 people, less than a quarter of The Lancet estimate, have died since the invasion in 2003.

While the researchers and The Lancet didn't violate any laws or rules, many feel that had the source of the funding of the study been known, many who touted its results may have had second thoughts. Now that the real evidence has been made public and the War is no long the winning issue the Democrats thought it was, it is unlikely that there will be many retractions or indeed even coverage of the story. We will continue to hear that over 650,000 people died at the hands of Bush and his illegal war regardless of the facts. After all, a lie repeated oft enough becomes fact.


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