So many dead in Iraq

Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2006 at 2:46 pm by JTE

Brad DeLong has a good bit on the so-called debate over the estimate of the number of Iraqis killed as a result of the current war. One thing that he forgets to mention–and which I haven’t heard anyone referring to–is the fact that the rate of deaths before the US invasion was already unnaturally high, due to the sanctions imposed on Iraq following the 1991 Gulf War. Regardless, if you have been wondering about some of the back and forth on the recent estimate of 650,000 war-related deaths, check it out.

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