Higher, higher

The latest edition of Socialist Worker contains this impressive contribution to the debate over the rival methodologies of calculating the number of casualties in Iraq:

I think the estimate of 100,000 dead in Iraq (How Iraq’s dead were counted, 1 October) is necessarily an underestimate. It cannot include all of the war’s indirect casualties and those that result from the destruction of infrastructure.They can never all be counted, but I feel the numbers are nearer a million.

Moira Hope, by e-mail