Mortality After the March 2003 U.S. Military Invasion of Iraq


For the blessings of freedom and democracy, no price is too high for the Americans to ask—no, to demand—the Iraqis to pay. Clearly, the people who were living (and have been dying ever since) inside Iraqi national territory prior to March 19, 2003, owe the Americans and their allies a great deal. It is a debt that all-too-many will be happy to pay.

The Human Cost of the War in Iraq: A Mortality Study, 2002-06, Gilbert Burnham et al., October, 2006 (as posted by the Center for International Studies, MIT)
"Updated Iraq Survey Affirms Earlier Mortality Estimates," Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, October 11, 2006

Mortality before and after the 2003 invasion of Iraq: cluster sample survey,” Les Roberts et al., The Lancet, posted online October 29, 2004
"Iraqi Civilian Deaths Increase Dramatically After Invasion," Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, October 28, 2004
"Morality in Iraq," Les Roberts et al., The Lancet, Vol. 365, No. 9465, March 26, 2005

"Press Conference by the President," White House Office of the Press Secretary, October 11, 2006
‘Huge rise’ in Iraqi death tolls,” BBC News Online, October 11, 2006
"Iraq Deaths Put at 655,000," Patricia Reaney, Reuters, October 11, 2006
Study sees 655,000 Iraqi war deaths; Bush disputes," Will Dunham, Reuters, October 11, 2006 
Bush Vows US Will Remain in Iraq, Dismisses Report on War Deaths," Voice of America English Service, October 11, 2006 

655,000 Dead in Iraq since Bush Invasion," Juan Cole, Informed Comment, October 11, 2006