In my comments Iraq Body Count’s Josh Dougherty throws a tantrum:
Tim, you’re a bald-faced liar … do you really need to be such a monumental fraud and liar to puff up this Lancet study?
Glenn Reynolds has studiously ignored the actual Iraq Body Count they’ve compiled. This however has him cheering Dougherty on. Reynolds is a law professor at the University of Tennessee. I wonder if he cheers law students who behave like Dougherty?
Oh the folks at this site, got a spray from Dougherty for their sins in citing the Lancet estimate. They seem to have figured him out:
But dear stranger, I doubt that your misunderstanding was sincere. I do hope I’ve misjudged you, but between your letter’s casual, repeated insults and your misleading statements you’ve set off my scoundrel alarm, so I’ve only skimmed the remainder of your remarks.
I wonder — Do the deaths in Iraq matter to you, or are you only concerned about defending Iraq Body Count’s death numbers? I’m much, much more concerned about the deaths, than the numbers. My husband and I have no assistant researchers to handle correspondence, we each work full-time jobs to support our website, and in our time left over we’re activists working to stop the bloodshed. I don’t mind saying, I’m absolutely certain that our tally of casualties is wrong, but we’re making the best estimate we can, with no intent to deceive.