al Jazeera reported a team led by Gilbert Burnham of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has estimated Iraqi civilian deaths in the post-invasion period from March 2003 to June 2006 as being more than 650,000. Most died in violence as a result of the US-led 2003 invasion. The most common cause was gunfire.
The study team said: "We estimate that as of July 2006, there have been 654,965 ... excess Iraqi deaths as a consequence of the war, which corresponds to 2.5% of the population in the study area."
The report was published in the Lancet, one of the best known medical journals.
George Bush and Tony Blair, well done. Both of you jointly deserve the Nobel Prize for Killing!