Friday, April 22, 2005

Casualties in Iraq

The AP once again must give us our weekly dose of death in Iraq.

A Look at U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq

I thought I would stack it against a few other numbers to put it in perspective.

WWII(US) -------------------------300,000
Asian Tsunami -------------------220,000 (Minimum)
Car Accidents (US) ----------------42,800 (2004)
Obesity (US, Revised Down) -----25,814 (2004)
American Casualties in Iraq -------1,564 (Since 3/19/03)
in Combat ---------------------------1,214

Toss in Iraqi Casualties ----------23,005 (Civilians, high end)
For a Grand Total of --------------24,569 (Americans and Iraqis)
Iraqis Murdered Annually ---------25,000 – 50,000 (1979 - 2003)

The Iraq post-war stats are according to the most left wing site I could find.

Casualties in Iraq

I just get tired of the horrors of war story. Every hero that dies is a loss. Everyone that dies is a loss.

Update: In our discussion regarding Iraq deaths, a request was made regarding comparisons with Vietnam. The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler has a nice numbers comparison here. The first half of the post is dedicated to blowing some leftist blogger out of the water, so scroll down about half way to get to the numbers.