Friday, June 16, 2006

Broad and Sansom

Across the street from where my lady works, there's a sign in an office window that displays the number of American deaths in Iraq. I noticed the change when it went over 100 and then I noticed again when it went over a thousand. To whoever has been keeping up with the signage, and it changes almost every weekday; Thanks. It's important to see it.

2,497 Americans have been killed in Iraq during the war as of today.
38,335 Iraqi civilians have been killed due to the occupation.

3 comments:

The Capt'n said...

Dude, I think it's closer to 138,000 Iraqi citizens. Just saying.

ZS said...

Dude, you're right, I'm using the lowest confirmed estimate.

Anonymous said...

the 2500 milestone was hit on the 15th and WH Press Secretary and former Faux News talking head Tony Snow said "It's a number" - thanks asshole.

the Iraqi number of 37K by Lancet was from October of 2004. i've heard of estimates around 180K, but nobody really knows here in the US because those fuckers don't keep a body count. you know, it would bring down morale and all.

other numbers:
it's been 1734 days since W said he wanted Osama Bin Laden "Dead or Alive"
it's been 1323 days since the declaration of "Mission Accomplished" in Iraq