You have three choices.
1) You can accept that it’s probably pretty close to accurate.
2) You can find a real problem with the study. You can’t just say it’s unbelievable — you have to find a problem.
3) You can decide that it would hurt like blazes if you believed it, and just walk away.
If you love this country, if it means anything at all to you, 3 can’t be an option. Loving a nation means being willing to recognize when things have gotten out of control, and taking action.
(Courtesy of John Palmer. Please repost.)
Update: I'll clarify a couple of things about the research methods to counter some of the common criticisms of this report.
One response is "that's a lot of deaths, but a lot of people would have died anyway." Not so: the report counts specifically deaths attributable to the invasion, deaths in excess of the pre-invasion death rate.
Another response is "if they interviewed 10 families on the same street and each family reported, say, 3 deaths, that shouldn't be counted as 30 deaths because they probably all knew the same 3 people who died." Also not so: deaths were recorded only if the decedent had lived in the household continuously for 3 months before the event.