DID HIS RAP!
AND HE’LL GET HIS OWN
RAP AT A LATER TIME!
(BUT NOT OF HIS CHOOSING!)
THE SMIRKING DECIDER
WAS ABOUT AS FUNNY
AS A BURNING BUSH!
THIS IS TRAGI-COMEDY
AT ITS VERY BEST AND WORST!
THE TRAGIC LEADER AND DECIDER
TURNED INTO A COMIC RELIEVER!
AND HIS CHIEF ADVISER AND DECEIVER
JUMPED UP AND DOWN
LIKE A LUNATIC CLOWN!
Adiuva nos, Domine!
death toll survey 'robust' Iraq March 27, 2007
BRITISH government officials backed the methodology used by scientists who concluded that more than 600,000 Iraqis have been killed since the US-led invasion in 2003, the BBC reported today.
The Government publicly rejected the findings, published in The Lancet medical journal in October.
But the BBC said documents obtained under freedom of information legislation showed advisers concluded that the much-criticised study had used sound methods.
The Lancet study, conducted by researchers from
The researchers, reflecting the inherent uncertainties in such extrapolations, said they were 95 per cent certain that the real number lay somewhere between 392,979 and 942,636 deaths.
The conclusion, based on interviews of households and not a body count, was disputed by some experts, and rejected by the
US President George W. Bush said he did not consider it “a credible report,” and Prime Minister Tony Blair's official spokesman said the study had extrapolated from an unrepresentative sample of the population.
However, the chief scientific adviser to the Defense Ministry, Roy Anderson, described the methods used in the study as “robust” and “close to best practice.”