Monday, January 14, 2008

Anti-War Soros Funded Iraq-Lancent Study

From The Times Online:

A STUDY that claimed 650,000 people were killed as a result of the invasion of Iraq was partly funded by the antiwar billionaire George Soros.

Soros, 77, provided almost half the £50,000 cost of the research, which appeared in The Lancet, the medical journal. Its claim was 10 times higher than consensus estimates of the number of war dead.

The study, published in 2006, was hailed by antiwar campaigners as evidence of the scale of the disaster caused by the invasion, but Downing Street and President George Bush challenged its methodology.

New research published by The New England Journal of Medicine estimates that 151,000 people - less than a quarter of The Lancet estimate - have died since the invasion in 2003.

“The authors should have disclosed the [Soros] donation and for many people that would have been a disqualifying factor in terms of publishing the research,” said Michael Spagat, economics professor at Royal Holloway, University of London.

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My Comment: The deliberate politicization of information during a time of warfare is a clear sign that the people who are funding this propaganda are siding with the enemy and not with the U.S. and its Iraqi allies. The individuals who took this money and did their study knew that making public their beneficiary would only discredit their work .... hence no disclosure until now.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

mullah cimoc say:

well smart blogman - how many iraki him be killed since amriki invasion?

Come on mr. smart blogman. where the answer?

what? you say control usa media keep ameriki so him stupid and ignorant him ameriki not having any idea how many human being him kill?

am this call the war news blockade?

who him saying fraud mr. smart blogman?