Thursday, October 28, 2004
Lies, Damn Lies, & Statistics
Now they're saying that over 100,000 Iraqi "people" died since March 2003. Lie. Here's why:
However, it's possible that they may have zoned in on hotspots that might not be representative of the death toll across Iraq, said Peto, a professor of medical statistics at Oxford University in England.
To conduct the survey, investigators visited 33 neighborhoods spread evenly across the country in September, randomly selecting clusters of 30 households to sample. Of the 988 households visited, 808, consisting of 7,868 people, agreed to participate in the survey. At each one they asked how many people lived in the home and how many births and deaths there had been since January 2002.The sample was taken only in large towns. Hello, large towns are the ones that got bombed because that's where Saddam lived and where he hid his explosives caches (before Russia helped move them to Syria). They're basically saying: The figures are wron, but we're reporting them anyway.
As for the pro-Saddamite scumbag at the "study's" head:
Les Roberts, the lead researcher from Johns Hopkins, said the article's timing was up to him.
"I emailed it in on Sept. 30 under the condition that it came out before the election," Roberts told The Asocciated Press. "My motive in doing that was not to skew the election. My motive was that if this came out during the campaign, both candidates would be forced to pledge to protect civilian lives in Iraq.
"I was opposed to the war and I still think that the war was a bad idea, but I think that our science has transcended our perspectives," Roberts said. "As an American, I am really, really sorry to be reporting this."You're a liar, Les. We all know it. And you've given yourself away while telling the lie. Burn in hell, Roberts
Oh, yeah and let's not forget the moslem race-war against blacks has killed 70,000 in Sudan. And those are REAL numbers.