Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Lancet survey got thumbs up from UK gov't

It turns out that, in private, the upper levels of the British government deemed the 2006 Lancet survey on Iraq mortality to be "robust" and the product of "tried and tested" methods that were "close to best practice." Craig Murray even claims to have seen a document from the relevant office suggesting that the finding of 655k excess deaths was viewed as, "if anything, an underestimate."

Thank heavens this news will stay safely tucked away in the British media. The ~two minutes the survey got on American nightly news broadcasts the day of its release was plenty coverage here, thank you.