More Iraquis killed under US than under Saddam

The numbers might vary a little but the basic message is clear.

From the Washington Post:

A team of American and Iraqi epidemiologists estimates that 655,000 more people have died in Iraq since coalition forces arrived in March 2003 than would have died if the invasion had not occurred.

From the New York Times:

A team of American and Iraqi public health researchers has estimated that 600,000 civilians have died in violence across Iraq since the 2003 American invasion, the highest estimate ever for the toll of the war here.

At last count there were 340 comments on The Daily Kos blog discussing the death toll.

The Daily Kos also has more links to the story.