Report on 655,000 alleged Iraqi civilian casualties since the beginning of the Iraq war: the latest October surprise

It’s all over the news – Memeorandum has it at the top of their page, so it’s getting a lot of play in the blogosphere as well. Here’s the Washington Post headline: Study Claims Iraq’s ‘Excess’ Death Toll Has Reached 655,000

Rick Moran has the definitive post up on this latest ‘study’, which incidentally was conducted by the same group who conducted the last controversial Iraq civilian death count study, which claimed that 100,000 Iraqi civilians had been killed since the start of the Iraq war. That study, I should note and as Rick pointed out, was also released shortly before an election: October 29, 2004. This latest study is highly dubious, as Rick points out with various links, so treat the media hype for what it is: an October surprise.

Others blogging about this: Gateway Pundit, Outside The Beltway, Blue Crab Boulevard, Decision ’08, Terry Trippany at Newsbusters

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