Monday, October 24, 2005

Casualties in Iraq

... and the disingenuous "concern" & use thereof by those on the Left.

(hat tip to Misha)

Exploiting the Dead (or if you don't want to sign up for the New York Post: here)

Very good, must read. Some very telling points in the article... At the rate of American soldiers killed we've had in Iraq over the last two and a half years, we would have to stay there another

  • 76 years to equal the American dead in Vietnam (Quagmire!!!!!)
  • 532 years to equal the number of American dead in WWII (in 4 years!)
  • 470 years to equal the number of Union soldiers dead in the Civil War
  • 729 years to equal the number of North and South soldiers dead in the Civil War
Every death, of course, is a tragic loss. However, I recently read this analogy for 20th century deaths due to wars, and 20th century deaths inflicted on populations by totalitarian regimes.

It said:

Fill a football stadium with fans and players.

The players on the field would represent the number of people lost due to wars in the 20th century. The stands full of fans would represent the number killed by totalitarian regimes.

Think of that the next time someone talks to you about the "illegal, imoral war."

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