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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Dahr Jamail on the new Iraqi death figures

In his latest piece for, Dahr highlights the Lancet Study, criticism to it by supposed anti-war group, Iraq Body Count (IBC) and reactions to it from people actually in Iraq.

Here's a quote from a human rights advocate in Iraq:

This is a mayday call to all colleagues around the world to STOP writing about the Iraqi issue without having enough information from reliable sources. People are getting killed here and the country is virtually dying and it is not so human to rob the dead! IBC supposedly worked to correct the number of Iraqis killed because of the US occupation of Iraq. All I saw in this violent attack upon The Lancet was a harsh offensive that adds the killing of truth to whatever number of killings that actually took place by gunfire and bombs.

Dahr Jamail is a Project Censored Award-winning journalist who dropped his comfortable life in the US and moved to Iraq to provide honest coverage of the nightmare that was taking place there. His reporting has appeared in In These Times, Democracy Now! and, and you can read everything he's written in the last three years over at his website:

If you like what you read, check out this interview I did earlier in the year with Dahr. In addition to Iraq, we also discuss the complicity of the corporate media in the rush to war and the failure of the corporate media to expose the truth behind the 9/11 attacks. Let me know what you think.

Categories: War & Peace, Alternative Media

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