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    "the offer to try and halt the invasion"..., 2005-11-02 10:53:01 | Main | everybody was right..., 2005-11-03 12:27:10

    Last week This American Life had a pretty amazing show on Iraq, speaking with numerous vets as well as an interview with Les Roberts, co-author of the Lancet's survey of the effects of the Iraq war on mortality rates, who discusses how the study had to be done incognito, among other things. Curiously TAL's webpage says it measured "civillian casualties" when they in fact note in the program that no distinction was made between combatant and non-combatant deaths in the report and that this has been an error made by everybody else, TAL now included...

    Also interviewed is the Pentagon's former chief of high value targeting during the war, Marc Garlasco, who was earlier interviewed on On the Media, where he noted that the numbers don't matter so much as that all the numbers offered have been unacceptable: by that I assume he means that the mortality rates post-invasion are much higher than pre-invasion, which is, in fact, exactly what is unacceptable if one wished to justify it as "humanitarian intervention".

    You can listen to it here [real audio].


:: posted by buermann @ 2005-11-02 11:29:48 CST | link





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