Monday, March 20, 2006
Unhappy Anniversary

And so, we enter the fourth year of the second war in Iraq.

(Just in case, feel free to review the story so far...)

Coalition fatalities: 2,525*

US armed forces fatalities: 2,318*

Total US armed forces casualties: 19,442*

Average number of Coalition deaths per day: 2.3 (roughly equal to last year)*

Cost of Iraq war so far: $ 248 billion and counting**

Estimated total cost of war including all long-term commitments: over $1 trillion***

Barrels of oil the US could purchase with $1 trillion: 14 billion

Number of years that amount of oil would last: 2

Number of days since George W. Bush promised to catch Osama bin Laden, "dead or alive": 1,435

Predicted length of time the war would last, according to Donald Rumsfeld: "Five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn't going to last any longer than that."****

Actual length of the war so far: 1096 days / 157 weeks / 36 months

Weapons of Mass Destruction found: 0

Are we getting tired of this yet?

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