ARC's 1st Law: As a "progressive" online discussion grows longer, the probability of a nefarious reference to Karl Rove approaches one

Monday, July 18, 2005

Inflation in the death tolls?

In the various lefty arguments around the internet, eventually one will see them refer to the Lancet study saying 100,000 deaths in Iraq. Those figures have been rebutted effectively here and here.

Imagine my surprise when "reading" a Ted Rall editorial cartoon from last week. It's the usual inane rantings, that I'm mostly used to, but I was surprised that the graph behind whats supposed to be President Bush in panel 2 contrasting himself with Truman and the amount of deaths caused lists Bush as 200,000.

Must have been a lot of indiscriminant carpet bombing over the past couple months... Has Ted and the left decided that the 100,000 number was no longer adequate so they decided to double it?

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: Brian