Charles Goyette Interviews Les Roberts

Charles Goyette, January 17, 2008

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Les Roberts, co-author of the Johns Hopkins-Lancet study estimating 655,000 “excess deaths” in Iraq responds to the new UN study estimating a much lower count, the differing definitions of war related casualties and methods of statistical collection between them.

MP3 here. (12:38)

Les Roberts, PhD, holds has a Masters degree in public health from Tulane University and a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from Johns Hopkins. He did a post-doctorate fellowship in epidemiology at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention where he worked for 4 years. In 1994, he worked as an epidemiologist for the World Health Organization in Rwanda during their civil war. He previously served as the Director of Health Policy at the International Rescue Committee. He is a lecturer at the Johns Hopkins University Department of Geography and Environmental Engineering where he teaches each fall. He teaches a class entitled Water and Sanitation in Complex Emergencies and the 7-week quantitative component of the Program’s Investigative Methods in Complex Emergencies course.

Roberts is co-author of a study published in October 2006 by the
leading medical journal The Lancet that estimated 655,000 excess deaths
following the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq.

2 Responses to “Les Roberts”

  1. THE BODY COUNT FOR IRAQI DEATHS IS WAY OFF. WHO KNOWS HOW MANY WE BLEW TO SMITHERINES IN THE FIRST FEW DAYS OF SHOCK AND AWE.
    THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION’S HANDS ARE DRENCHED IN THE BLOOD OF THE INNOCENT.
    INDICT IMPEACH IMPRISONS THOSE EVIL BASTARDS!

  2. Impeach indeed! Impeachment is imperative!

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    On November 6, 2007, Rep. Dennis Kucinich brought H.Res.333, for the impeachment of Cheney, to the House Floor for debate. It was broadcast on CSPAN. A sudden outpouring of public support for impeachment forced lawmakers to keep the resolution alive. Democrats, most of whom currently resist demands for impeachment, were unwilling to kill the bill with the public watching. Republicans and some Democrats, mindful of impeachment sentiment, voted to debate the bill, but failed. At the end of the day, Americans of both parties had made it clear whose “table” this is, and that they want to see impeachment on it.

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