Pajamas Media: Dr Burnham, Call Your Office:: "“The United Nations said Wednesday that 3,709 Iraqi civilians were killed in October, the highest monthly toll since the March 2003 U.S. invasion and another sign of the severity of Iraq’s sectarian bloodbath. The U.N. tally was more than three times higher than the total The Associated Press had tabulated for the month.” (AP/CNN)
If the figure of 3,709 killed in a month is extrapolated to the 44 months since the conflict started, 163,196 dead throughout the war would be the absolute worst case scenario since the October toll his the highest one according to the UN. In his controversial study published last october in the Lancet, Johns Hopkins professor Gilbert Burnham argued that there were “some 655,000 excess deaths” due to the Iraq war.
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