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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 04:16 AM
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Interesting statistics on the Iraq war, military, etc.
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This is a few weeks old so it may have been posted before and some of the numbers (those killed in Iraq, etc.) have obviously changed. I'll list just some of it here as it is quite long.

Approximate number of U.S. troops currently in Iraq:

Percent of coalition forces contributed by the U.S.

Weeks since the Pentagon developed a plan to draw down U.S. forces in Iraq to roughly 40,000 by mid-2005:

Approximate amount appropriated by Congress for Iraq operations so far:
$218 billion

Approximate amount spent by the U.S. in World War I:
$205 billion

Approximate amount spent in Iraq by the U.S. last week:
$1.03 billion

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) found:

Number of U.S. service members killed in Iraq:

Number reported wounded by the Defense Department:

Approximate number of medical evacuations of U.S. military personnel performed since the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom:

Number of National Guard soldiers killed in Iraq through August 27, 2005:

Number of National Guard soldiers killed in the entire Vietnam War:

Number of Iraqi military and police killed since training began (June 2003):

Estimated number of insurgents in Iraq (November 2003):

Estimated number of insurgents in Iraq (June 2005):
15 - 20,000
(you can see how well this war on terrorism is working)

Estimated number of 107 Iraqi military and special police battalions that are capable of operating independently:

Total amount of taxpayers' money spent by Halliburton that the Defense Contract Audit Agency has deemed either excessive or insufficiently documented:
$1.47 billion

Amount charged to American taxpayers by Halliburton to build a movie library for its employees:
$152 million

Total number of nations contributing troops to Iraq as part of President Bush's "coalition of the willing" at some point during the war:

Number of these nations that either have withdrawn or plan to withdraw their troops from the coalition:

Average size of troop contributions by nations with troops currently deployed to Iraq, excluding the United States, United Kingdom, South Korea, and Italy:

Amount of the $13.6 billion pledged by the international community for Iraq's reconstruction that had been dispersed as of May 2005:
$603 million

Number of times President Bush mentioned the "war on terror" in one month before the 2004 elections:

Number of times in the six months following the 2004 elections:

Total National Guard and Reserve personnel currently deployed:

Percentage of the Army's Third Infantry Division currently serving a second tour in Iraq:

Number of Marine battalions that are currently serving or preparing to serve their third combat tour in Iraq:

Of the 333 Army National Guard infantry, military police, armor, and Special Forces units, the number currently combat-ready without reinforcements:

Percent of Army Reserve currently ineligible for deployment because of recent deployments, lack of training, medical reasons, etc.:

Value of total Reserve Component equipment shortage, beginning Fiscal Year 2005:
$15.21 billion

Army National Guard equipment shortage, as a percentage of the total:

Estimated number of conflict-related deaths per day in Darfur, Sudan:

Estimated number since President Bush took office:

Days since Secretary of State Powell first called the situation "genocide":

Number of days after the Senate passed the Darfur Accountability Act as an amendment to H.R. 1268 that the Administration wrote a letter pressuring House Republicans (successfully) to remove it from the final bill:

and much much more...
(emphasis mine)

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