Most Under-Reported News Story of 2006 - 655,000 Iraqis Dead

655,000 Iraqis have died as a result of the 2003 US invasion according to a study published in the October 2006 issue of Lancet available at:

Eleanor Clift, contributing editor at Newsweek, nominated this study of the number of Iraqi deaths as the most underreported story of the year for the 2006 end of year awards on PBS's McLaughlin Group, a short clip of which I took from the full episode available at:

I contrasted the underreporting of Iraqi deaths with the meticulous reporting of the deaths of US soldiers exemplified by the short ABC local news channel 49 KTKA in Topeka, KS clip at:

I also used a quote from epidemiologist Les Roberts, a co-author of the Lancet article, talking about the methodology of the study available at:

And, finally, the October 11, 2006 Bush press conference is available in full at:

I notice Bush's quote "I stand by the figure" sounds a little different than it's quoted on the White House website when you watch the video

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