Isn't Science Wonderful?
Two years later, the same journal published the findings of a much more extensive survey and similar extrapolation. This time, the total excess deaths – those over what would be expected in a country not at war – since the invasion in March 2003 was estimated at 655,000. Moreover, of this total, the study estimated 601,000 deaths were from violence.
This time Washington and London were quite derisive in their dismissal of the findings. Well, now London has reversed course. The chief science advisor to the British Ministry of Defence has states that the methodology employed in the study is “robust” and “close to best practices.”
One gets the impression the chief science advisor found he could replicate the process and get similar results.