That’s the number that the fishwrap “medical journal” The Lancet claim that have died brutally as a result of our Evil NeoKKKon Invasion of Iraq.
Of course, that would be the same Lancet that previously proclaimed that 100,000 had died, only to have to admit later that what they meant to say was “somewhere between 8,000 and 192,000, we’re not sure.”
The same Lancet, “coincidentally”, whose editor likes to hang out with and give speeches alongside of George Galloway.
The same Lancet whose publishing deadlines always seem to magically coincide with U.S. elections.
In other words, a load of steaming bullshit stacked so high that you have to bring your own oxygen to climb the foul mound of mendacity.
The biggest howler, however, has to be their claim that there were almost no deaths due to violent causes under Saddam.
And, as a commenter to this post by the author of Iraq the Model (who delivers a justifiably pissed off “bite me” to the propagandists of The Lancet) notes, once you start running their numbers and claims through the calculator, it gets really funny:
Did you know that, according to The Lancet, 200,000 people have been killed in Coalition air raids? Damn, we must be using nukes after all!
Would somebody please tell those propagandizing medicos to stick to their jobs?