Wednesday, December 14, 2005

First 1000 Days of Iraq War

from a London Newspaper comes the Iraq War in Numbers (for the 1st 1000 Days)...

$204.4billion The cost to the US of the war so far. The UK's bill up until March 2005 was £3.1 billion

2,339 Allied troops killed

30,000 Estimated Iraqi civilian deaths

0 Number of WMDs found

8 per cent of Iraqi children suffering acute malnutrition

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

82 per centIraqis who are "strongly opposed" to presence of coalition troops

15,955 US troops wounded in action

47 per cent Iraqis who never have enough electricity

20 casualties per month from unexploded mines

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

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

We are told to "count the costs" so I hope you enjoyed this counting excercise.

link for more stories and all the numbers


Anonymous said...

One new democracy in the world

One less brutal dictator, who has gased his own people.

g13 said...

yes, yes. one less american surrogate, who shamefully misused some of our most precious commodities and had the balls to threaten our biggest financial backer.

God Bless the USA!

Anonymous said...

Do you want to count any of the positives?

g13 said...

the administration finally relented and decided to treat detainees in a manner. that's one.

from detroit down to houston. from new york to l.a. well there's pride in every american heart and it's time to stand and say. saaaaaaaay!

kidpositive said...

here's a few positives:

the patriot act can now be used to gain access to records of all kinds. isn't that exciting?!? now, the government can search my financial, library, travel, video rental, phone, medical, church, synagogue, and mosque records without me ever knowing. YAY for progress!

or better yet, how about the record trade deficit we're experiencing right now?

or how about the 'haven of terror' that iraq has become, despite the fact that it never was a haven of terror before?!?

you know, just think, without all this effort in fighting in iraq, we actually could have FOUND osama bin laden by now. but instead, we took out a dictator of a country that was posing NO THREAT to us at the time. amazing, isn't it?

at least, on the downside, we'll have cheap oil, assuming they can stabilize iraq. that way, my wife can afford to drive our hummer around town when she goes grocery shopping. go FREEDOM!!!

I Love Bush said...

What a bunch of cynics. It's not over yet and we don't know what it will all look like when it is. It may turn out to be one of the best things that could happen. -Oh yea, and there is the possible new democracy free of the Tyrant...and I might add, possibly one less threat to Israel.

g13 said...

of course, it's also possible that we've simply created one more unstable nation that harbors terrorists and have provided iran - who did have a wmd program the last time i checked - with a wonderful opportunity for expansion. bushie, the low expectations your captain has set for a pull out (many of which we've already met) and w's unexpected willingness to capitulate to one of his chief rivals suggests that the administration is beginning to see iraq for the f.u.b.a.r. it really is. there isn't going to be a pot of gold at the end of this rainbow. you can either adjust your expectations now or later.

"and i'll proudly SSStand UP! next to you and defend her still today. for their ain't no doubt i love this land..."

Anonymous said...

the days of anonymous living are on the way out...Big Brother is here and things will only get more intrusive. I am wary of a lot that goes on in our governent, but this transcends party lines...right or left. It's good to hold folks accountable, but when you lean too far either way you begin to lose your credibility

james said...

Not to mention the credibility lost when commenting behind a cloak of anonymity.

Anonymous said...

Fair enough...I am new to the business of blogging, but my name is Will, I am a pastor in Orlando, I have a wife and three kids, my social security number is 593.....

Rick and I were roomates in seminary - I count him as a very special friend in my life and enjoy reading his insights even though our views differ at times.

Rick said...

Welcome Will.

you have now been introduced to my New England friends.

Jeff and James say hi to Will, one of my other closest friends (you call make it to the top of the blogroll).

Oprah... Uma...Uma... Oprah.

g13 said...

hey will. welcome, welcome.

i'd apologize about the bush bashing and lee greenwood trashing, but i am rather committed to it.

do you have a blog to call home?

james said...

Yes, Howdy Will. Thanks for the intro. Glad to hear that you are one who is a friend of Rick and not just a random surfer who dropped in to throw out a comment and run. Hope you are well.


tommy said...

you do know that the patriot act has been used for years to track drug dealers and sex offenders, they just made it leagal to use it on suspected terrorists and called it the patriot act. Just a little info for ya, it's always been there, it just never had a name,