Speaking of denial over Iraq, I want to draw your attention to this interview with Les Roberts
, in which he discusses recent revelations that the British government considered the Lancet estimate to be an understatement
of post-invasion excess deaths when they were trashing it. One theme, which I missed before, is the comparison with deaths in the Rwandan genocide, at which Roberts was present in his role as an epidemiologist. Fordham University's study showed the latter to be ~6-700000, which means that purely in terms of scale
(ie not rate), the number of deaths in Iraq are by now much greater.