Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Unhappy Anniversary

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

Coalition fatalities: 3,477*

US armed forces fatalities: 3,219*

Total US armed forces casualties: 23,417 *

Average number of Coalition deaths per day: 2.4*

Number of troops killed since "Mission Accomplished": 3,305*

Number of troops killed since "bring them on": 3,012*

Number of troops killed since the capture of Saddam Hussein: 2,437*

Number of troops killed since the first Iraqi election: 1,882*

Number of troops killed since permanent Iraqi election: 1,124*

Cost of Iraq war so far: $ 410 billion and counting**

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."***

Weapons of Mass Destruction found: 0

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