Tuesday, September 18, 2007

1,220,580 Iraqi Civilians Dead, Says British POLL!

Incredulous Poll results flaunted by DailyKos: One Million-Plus Violent Iraqi Deaths (So Far)

This from a "respected British marketing firm."

Gauging Iraqi civilian deaths from a poll... Hmm, where have we seen this before?

If they weren't grasping at straws before, they are now.

By my (very) unscientific estimate, if you assume 5 years of war (a generous estimate) X 365 days a year = 1,825 days since the war began, and divide that number by the 1,220,580 deaths this poll claims, you come to:

668.8 deaths per day!

The website Iraq Casualty Count currently reflects 477 deaths for the month of September.

Are the many U.S. media reports and Iraqi Health Ministry tallies wildly underestimating the deaths, or is this British poll promoted by DailyKos agenda driven and wildly off the mark?

Use your own sound judgement.

Update: As a commenter on LGF put it: "They completely turn off their suspension of disbelief." (Thanks Hillary)

Update: My (very) unscientific calculations were off. I gave the pollsters too much credit. Their numbers would actually imply 743.35 deaths per day!

Update: Harry Reid is a believer: "Nothing has changed since the surge started. Today, now we learn that 1 million Iraqis have been killed since the war started. A million. That’s pretty hard to comprehend…" (H/T LGF reader)

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