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Add comment on:CNN: Bush denies Iraq's Death Toll Has Reached 655,000
Henk Ruyssenaars + Washington Post
"According to the survey results, Iraq's mortality rate in the year before the invasion was 5.5 deaths per 1,000 people; in the post-invasion period it was 13.3 deaths per 1,000 people per year. The difference between these rates was used to calculate "excess deaths."
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