I’m late on this story, but it definitely belongs on this blog.
How do you feeeeel about the Iraq Campaign? Why do you feel that way? Might it be possible that somebody wants you to feel that way?
There is new information about a report in the British medical journal The Lancet — released three weeks before the 2006 elections — that said casualties in Iraq since the U.S. invasion had exceeded 650,000.
The National Journal magazine reports that the figure is widely acknowledged to be inflated. And it says the study was funded by noted war critic George Soros’ Open Society Institute.
Two co-authors who admit to being war opponents say they sent their report to The Lancet on the condition that it be published before the election. And the Iraqi researcher involved in the project had been an official in Saddam Hussein’s government — and failed to follow established procedures for making his data available for review.