Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Musings 90--Statistics don't lie...

I don't have much to vent on today. Here are some statistics compiled by Editor and Publisher Magazine. These pretty much say it all. (See Link)

$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

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: $4,160.755

8: per cent of Iraqi children suffering acute malnutrition

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

5: foreign civilians kidnapped per month

47: per cent Iraqis who never have enough electricity

20: casualties per month from land mines

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

251: Foreigners kidnapped

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

Read'em and weep.


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