Lancet Leftists Now Say 108,000 Iraqis Were Killed in War Not 655,000

Foreign Policy Blog Sept. 2008

The corrupt Lancet journal this week announced that 108,624 Iraqis were killed during the Iraq War not 655,000 as they previously reported.

The liberal journal also said that suicide bombings were “cost effective.”

CNN reported:

Suicide bombers are responsible for killing more than 12,000 Iraqi civilians and wounding more than 30,000 since the war began, according to study released by the British medical journal Lancet.

The study found that 1,003 documented suicide bombings accounted for 12,284 of 108,624 Iraqi civilian deaths, 11% of those killed between March 20, 2003, and December 31, 2010. It also found such attacks accounted for 30,644 — or 26% — of the 117,165 documented cases of Iraqi civilians wounded within the same period.

“Suicide bombers in Iraq use suicide bombs strategically as cost-effective, precise, highly destructive weapons,” said the study, which was published Saturday.

Of course, the fraudulent Lancet reports were widely used by the liberal media to attack the Bush administration and the US military.

The Iraqi government reported in 2009 that 85,000 Iraqis were killed between 2004 and 2008.

It’s time for Lancet to apologize.