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)