Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Iraq by the Numbers:

From the Independent, via Editor & Publisher:


$204.4 billion: The cost to the U.S of the war so far.

2,339: Allied troops killed

15,955: US troops wounded in action

98: U.K troops killed

30,000 : Estimated Iraqi civilian deaths

0: Number of WMDs found

66: Journalists killed in Iraq.

63: Journalists killed during Vietnam war

8: per cent of Iraqi children suffering acute malnutrition

53,470: Iraqi insurgents killed

67: per cent Iraqis who feel less secure because of occupation

$343: Average monthly salary for an Iraqi soldier. Average monthly salary for an American soldier in Iraq: $4,160.75

5: foreign civilians kidnapped per month

47: per cent Iraqis who never have enough electricity

20: casualties per month from unexploded mines

25-40: per cent Estimated unemployment rate, Nov 2005

251: Foreigners kidnapped

70: per cent of Iraqi's whose sewage system rarely works

183,000: British and American troops are still in action in Iraq.

13,000: from other nations

90: Daily attacks by insurgents in Nov '05. In Jun '03: 8

60-80: per cent Iraqis who are "strongly opposed" to presence of coalition troops
Pretty much sums it up, doesn't it?

3 comments:

Dr. Forbush said...

...And, George W Bush still doesn't get it...

Mr. 12 Step said...

Doesn't get it and never will. Too low of an IQ.

TheMadAdmin said...

This is a very bad thing.

He still thinks strike first is the best policy.

He is the poster boy for terror. Show his face and the world believes that the US is out to get them.

Man I hate that he is president.