Charting the Iraq War
Ann Althouse (via Glenn Reynolds) posted a chart earlier today comparing Iraqi Civilian War casualties with other conflicts in recent history:
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This number of civilian(?) casualties lost during war, as sad as it is, is at a rate less than when Saddam was in power and filling his mass graves.
This shows how Iraq War Casualties compares to other American Wars:
As noted last month in World Net Daily, California’s murder rate dwarfs Iraq deaths.
Russia lost more soldiers in peacetime than we did in Iraq last year.
And, Pre-Katrina New Orleans had a murder rate that compares with both the US military and Iraqi civilian deaths combined.
Joe’s Dartblog wonders what happened to the media’s earlier claims.
Driftwood prepared a timeline comparison of Iraq with Germany.
Obviously, the men and women of the United States Military and fellow Allies are not “broken, worn out” and “living hand to mouth” but are doing a brilliant job in supporting Iraq in its transition from a murderous dictatorship to a functioning Middle Eastern democracy in just 1,000+ days!
Update: I have included the suggestion on “fatalities” verses “casualties”.