The Thousand-Day War

Today marks 1000 days of the Iraq War. Here are some numbers for you:

2,339: Allied troops killed

15,955: US troops wounded in action

Of the 18,000 US servicemen killed or wounded in Iraq, 94 percent have been killed or wounded since the fall of Baghdad. “Mission Accomplished.”

$204.4 billion: The cost to the U.S of the war so far.

30,000 : Estimated Iraqi civilian deaths

53,470: Iraqi insurgents killed

66: Journalists killed in Iraq. (Contrasted with the number of journalists killed during the entire Vietnam war: 63)

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

A BBC poll yesterday showed that half of the Iraqis questioned say that Iraq needs a strong leader–while only 28 percent cited democracy as a priority. Approximately 70 percent of Iraqis questioned were “strongly opposed” to presence of coalition troops.

0: Number of WMDs found (and, coincidentally, also the number of Iraqis who participated in the 9/11 attack)

(Data taken from the Independent)


Can somebody tell me who the fuck is?

I noticed that he’s got everybody friended all of a sudden, and posted “Hiya” to one of my entries a while back….

…when I asked him who he was, he didn’t give me a straight answer, which, bluntly, pisses me off.