Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Getting Ready

Every day as I scroll through MyYahoo to read the comics (Foxtrot, Garfield, and Ziggy), I pass a little news blurb about how many U.S. soldiers have died in Iraq since March 2003. Today the number is 1,836.
British have 93 deaths
Italy, 26
Ukraine, 18
Poland, 17
Bulgaria, 13
Spain, 11
Slovakia, 3
El Salvador Estonia, Thailand and the Netherlands, 2 each
Denmark, Hungary, Kazakhstan and Latvia 1 death each.
2,029 deaths total
Assuming the war started March 1, 2003, its been about 850 days long.
For over 2 years, more then 2 soldiers a day have been dying on average.
If you believe the Iraqi body count website (I never heard of them, but for some reason I equate them with the Palestine monitor or Btselem, i.e. liberal people, i.e. people that feel that the only way to stop terror is to give the terrorists whatever they want and make them happy)
the Iraqi civilian death count is between 23,000 to 26,000. around 30 people a day.
I dont know what I want from these numbers. Is there a fair price to pay for freedom to say that this cost is too much? Or just the opposite. After all these people have died, we cant stop it now, then all their deaths would be in vain.


Blogger Olah Chadasha said...

I will quote what an Iraqi citizen said when the first Gulf War was won. Remember the b.s. anti-war posters that read, "Blood for oil". Well, an Iraqi had a poster that says it all: "Blood for freedom".

9:13 PM  

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