Monday, April 09, 2007

Err on the side of completely incorrect

I missed this when it first appeared..

British backtrack on Iraq death toll:

The researchers, reflecting the inherent uncertainties in such extrapolations, said they were 95 per cent certain that the real number of deaths lay somewhere between 392,979 and 942,636.

The conclusion, based on interviews and not a body count, was disputed by some experts, and rejected by the US and British governments. But the chief scientific adviser to the Ministry of Defence, Roy Anderson, described the methods used in the study as "robust" and "close to best practice". Another official said it was "a tried and tested way of measuring mortality in conflict zones".

Meanwhile, felafel lovin' creeps like Fox's
believe anything under 60,000 dead human beings is no biggie.