Monday, November 01, 2004

100,000 - the new myth

The misleading claim in The Lancet of 100,000 deaths in Iraq has already become accepted wisdom for the anti-war movement. (Scoop was also a prime source of the lie that 600 people were killed in the Jenin refugee camp by the Israelis).

Marc Cooper cautions -
Those of us who oppose the war must maintain the moral high road. The more recklessly the administration handles its rationales, justifications and accounting of the war, the more precise and exact we must be.
Too late I think.

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