The Burnham [Lancet 2006] estimates of deaths in the post
invasion period are much higher than any other estimate. Even
the lower limit of its 95%CI is higher than the highest estimate
from any other source (Table 1). Further, weaknesses cited earlier
as well as several inconsistencies in their published work undermine
the reliability of their estimates. [...]
While IBC is undoubtedly missing some deaths in Baghdad,
it is unlikely that they would miss an average of over 100 violent
deaths a day, given the level of media coverage in the city.
We therefore conclude that their Baghdad mortality estimate
is close to complete, further corroborated by the ILCS estimates
Our re-estimation of total war-related death toll for Iraq
from the invasion until June 2006 is therefore around 125,000.