Iraq - UN Count Civilian Casualties
A previous study by the 'prestigious' Lancet group estimated the number of casualities at 100,000 plus or minus 92,000. This figure has been trumpeted and repeated my the media, lefty organisations and blogs as if it was holy grail of proving the Iraq war was EVIL! They got this figure by interviewing 808 households.
Now, a UN Study of more than 21,600 households in iraq has come to the conclusion that civilian casualties amount to 24,000 deaths, plus or minus 5,000. If you are really keen, here is the link to the 55 page UN report proper.
Now I wonder why this isn't getting more press?
Tim Blair has a great roundup.