Thursday, June 15, 2006

American soldiers killed in Iraq now number 2500

AP:

"It's a number," White House press secretary Tony Snow told reporters at the White House.

Well it wouldn't hurt then to point out a few more "numbers":
  • 18,490 American soldiers wounded in Iraq.
  • 4,800 Iraqi police and security forces killed.
  • At least 30,000 Iraqi civilians killed, and probably tens of thousands more.
  • Over $288 billion nominally spent on the war in Iraq. The total spent will go into the trillions after equipment is replaced and lifelong veteran's benefits are paid.
  • With the passage of a new "emergency" spending bill, the nominal amount spent in Iraq will rise to $320 billion.

2 Comments:

At 6/15/2006 02:19:00 PM, Blogger T. said...

It's not a number. These are human beings we're talking about--each who had lives and families to come back to.

 
At 6/15/2006 02:34:00 PM, Blogger Schroeder said...

An incredibly poor choice of words by Snowball.

 

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