Cuts like a dull knife

In October 2004, the once respectable British medical journal, The Lancet, published an article in which it vastly overestimated Iraqi war deaths. Those who contended then that the article’s timing was purposeful, and was intended to affect the American elections, were pooh-poohed. I’ll concede, for the sake of argument, that the 2004 article’s appearance immediately before an election might just conceivably have been accidental. However, since the The Lancet is doing precisely the same thing again — publishing an article a month before American elections that hysterically inflates Iraqi deaths — I think any reasonably intelligent person has to conclude that the British publishers are intentionally meddling with the American electoral process.

At Decision ’08, you can read a compelling post about the bizarre numbers, the suspicious timing, and the weird intellectual backdrop for the article. (Great tip, Mr. Paragraph Farmer.) Then, at LGF, you can see a video of the Lancet’s editor, Richard Horton, giving an impassioned anti-War speech a convention in England, where he shared the stage with that feline luminary, crook and nutcase, George Galloway.