LANCET STUDY FOLLOWUP….I’ve been meaning to round up the blogosphere discussion on that Lancet study that pegged the Iraqi death toll since the invasion at 600,000+, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. I’ve been following the discussion, but I haven’t quite worked up the energy to gather up all the links and post about it.
I’ll just add this: My intuition is obviously no better than anyone else’s here, but based on a broad reading of all the discussion on both sides, my instinct is that the study is off by a factor of about two. That is, the total number of deaths is probably in the range of 200-300,000. Take that for what it’s worth.