Lancet: Between 8,000 and 194,000 Iraqi War Dead. Thats Helpful.
Fred Kaplan splits open the much hyped Lancet study and reveals the sloppy and vague inner details.
Here's the Lancet quote:
"We estimate there were 98,000 extra deaths (95% CI 8000-194 000) during the post-war period."
Kaplan translates for those of us who slept through stats class.
"It means that the authors are 95 percent confident that the war-caused deaths totaled some number between 8,000 and 194,000."
Gee thanks. That's a big help. I could have guessed that for free and saved them the cost of the study. Dumbasses.