Thursday, July 22, 2004

Iraq clusterfuck: Transfer of "sovreignty" has no effect on US deaths 

Zero. Zip. Zilch. Nada.

As of yesterday, 47 American troop deaths -- hostile and nonhostile -- had been announced in the three weeks since an interim Iraqi government took power. That was a marked increase from the 26 deaths reported in the three weeks before the handover but less than in May and April.

The death rate since the power transfer has been almost exactly two a day, the same as recorded between January and July. The rate over the entire period since the invasion in March 2003 has been about 1.9 a day.
(via AP)

In the graphic in the print edition, a good statistic:

Do you know how many of the 900 American deaths have occurred after Bush declared "the end of major combat operations"?


Mission accomplished, my Aunt Fanny.

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