Truthdiggers of the Week: The Lancet Study Researchers
Posted on Oct 13, 2006
This week Truthdig celebrates the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Al Mustansiriya University in Baghdad and the Center for International Studies at MIT as well as The Lancet for their commitment to documenting the real number of Iraqi deaths that have resulted from the 2003 U.S. military invasion of Iraq.
The study, which was reviewed by four independent experts, estimates that over 655,000 Iraqis have been killed since the start of the war. According to the Christian Science Monitor, “One of the reviewing experts noted the ‘powerful strength’ of the research methods, ‘which involved house-to-house surveys by teams of doctors across Iraq.’ ”
The Lancet Study
Illustration by Peter Scheer
This illustration was inspired by the skull map formerly at Cambodia’s Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which honors the innocent victims of another senseless conflict.