Monday, December 12, 2005

Is it More or Less, Mr. President?

There has to be some discrepancies in his numbers. No surprise there, eh? Even so, 30,000 Iraqis killed seems like a lot. It's probably more- By the way, dead folks don't vote, do they:

Q Since the inception of the Iraqi war, I'd like to know the approximate total of Iraqis who have been killed. And by Iraqis I include civilians, military, police, insurgents, translators.

THE PRESIDENT: How many Iraqi citizens have died in this war? I would say 30,000, more or less, have died as a result of the initial incursion and the ongoing violence against Iraqis. We've lost about 2,140 of our own troops in Iraq.

Even so, with 30K dead Iraqis, is "it worth it?"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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The level of medical care in Iraq is dismal. Apparently we aren't serving their hospitals with the kind of supplies they need, drugs, etc., for them to give quality care.

Typical casualty rates are 3 or 4 wounded for 1 dead. That's for US soldiers in previous wars. (Now it's closer to 6.) Soldiers are better fed, better cared for, and stronger than the average Iraqi. Iraqi wounded must be at least 100,000.