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Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Casualties of War?

Reality check:

Casualties in Iraq on both sides...based on a few different sites that seem to be tracking this fairly closely:

Iraq Army: 30,000+ dead, 60,000+ wounded.
Iraqi Civilians: 100,000+ dead, 200,000+ wouded.
US Military: 2,500+ dead, 19,000+ wounded.
US Civilians: 500+ dead, 1,500+ wounded.
Coalition Soldiers: 220+ dead, 600+ wounded.

Totals: 133,000+ dead, 280,000+ wounded.
About 1 Hiroshima or Nagasaki...

Total $$ cost of war to US taxpayers: estimates range from $300Billion to $1Trillion.

Total cost (so far) of $1/gal increase in price of gas at pump to US taxpayers: estimates range from $1Trillion to $2Trillion.

Small price to pay for "homeland security" and "Iraqi democracy."

Who gets to pay the tab? Any poor American bastard
younger than 45 years old, without a financial advisor and $1M in cash net worth.

See the ever-expanding-gobstopping-wikipedia for up to date stats.


  • Ummm, apparently, I get to pay the tab. I knew it, of course, but I had forgotten until you reminded us.

    It's a great time to be alive, huh?

    By Blogger OneHungMan, at 11:52 AM  

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    By Blogger Stephen, at 1:19 PM  

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