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Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Deathmatch 1,000

The current conflict in Iraq began with the invasion on March 20th 2003. Despite the fact that the war has been officially declared 'won' lives are still being lost. But you already know that.... so why do I bring it up? Because today is DAY 1,000 of the fighting. Just a number? Just a statistic? Well, here are a few more, from highest to lowest.........

53,470 - number of Iraqi insurgents killed. That's 2.23 per hour.

30,000 - number of Iraqi civilians killed. Or 1.25 per hour. (estimate only)

2,339 - number of allied troops killed. 2.34 per day.

251 - number of foreigners kidnapped. Roughly 1.76 per week.

66 - number of journalists killed (that's 3 more than were killed in Vietnam... so far). Approximately 1.98 per month.

So that's an estimated total of 85,875 deaths, averaging out at almost 86 per day.

Just numbers? Just statistics? Oh, wait - I missed one.....

0 - number of WMDs found.

No preaching. No 'in my opinion'. Just undeniable and factual figures on how much death has been wreaked in one country over the last 1,000 days.

For more, including money spent and Iraqi 'satisfaction' with the allies job, check here.

Cheers m'dears!


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