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Sunday, March 20, 2005

Murder by Numbers

Two years later and it is shameful for what we have accomplished. The following is a partial list of what americanprogress.org has compiled:

200 - Lowest estimated number in billions of U.S. taxpayers dollars that have been spent on the war in Iraq

152,000 - Estimated
number of troops currently deployed in Iraq

1,511 -
U.S. troops killed in Iraq since the invasion

11,285 -
Americans wounded since the invasion was launched two years ago

21,100-39,300 -
Estimated number of Iraqi civilians killed since the invasion by violence from war and crime

176 -
Non-U.S. coalition troops killed in Iraq since the invasion

339 -
Coalition troops killed by Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)

70 - Daily average number
of insurgent attacks on coalition forces in February 2005

14 - Daily
average number of insurgent attacks on coalition forces in February 2004

18,000 -
Estimated number of insurgents in Iraq today

5,000 -
Estimated number of insurgents in Iraq in June 2003

40 - Percent of U.S. troops in Iraq that belong to the National Guard and Reserve

108 -
Millions of dollars in Halliburton overcharges hidden from international auditors by the Pentagon

9 -
Billions of dollars the Coalition Provisional Authority cannot account for of all funds dispensed for Iraq reconstruction

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