Sunday, March 19, 2006
Sad Anniversary

Today is the three year anniversary of the day that Bush declared war on Iraq. It has been a full three years. Let's look at other numbers:

* $350 billion- US taxpayers' money (plus another $120 billion requested in February of this year)
*157,000- total troops (including 136,000 from the US, 8,500 from the UK, and 12,500 from all other nations)
* 2,290- US Troop Casualities
* 16,742- US Troop injuries (20% of which are serious brain or spinal injuries)
* 71%- Iraqi's who do not have clean drinking water
* $55.3 billion- estimated cost of "reconstruction"
* 75- daily insurgent attacks

And he says more fighting will be necessary.....


Blogger quakerdave said...

And Cheney says we're winning.

War is peace, black is white,

Orwell was right.

Blogger kristen said...

Did you watch Cheney on Face the Nation? I missed it...

but was this when the declaration of "winning" happened?

Blogger quakerdave said...

Missed the morning shows: I was attending Meeting. There's a post to the story on my blog.

Where you been? Missed you!

Blogger Matt said...

Remember that press conference Bush held on that air craft carrier with the word "VICTORY" on it?

That was, what, two years ago?

So much for Republicans being fiscally conservative...

Blogger kristen said...

I was on "spring break." I spent it visiting my family in snowy, cold Michigan!

Glad to be back though.

Blogger quakerdave said...

"Mission Accomplished." In Michigan, if not Iraq, at least.

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