Responses to the 'Lancet Report' on Post-Invasion Mortality in Iraq (Nov 2004)

On 29 October, the Lancet, an eminent British medical journal, published a study by a team of researchers from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health entitled "Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq" The authors concluded that

"making conservative assumptions, we think that about 100 000 excess deaths, or more have happened since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Violence accounted for most of the excess deaths and air strikes from coalition forces accounted for most violent deaths."

The full report is available for download (pdf file).