March 24, 2008

Iraq War Dead at 4,000 - a perspective

4,000 US lives Sacrificed for Freedom
Here is a little chart I put together to help put the number of US dead in the Iraq War into perspective. Just as when the toll reached 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000, todays total of 4,000 deaths is being touted as some sort of awful milestone.

The Iraq War hasn't called for more sacrifice than our soldiers have been willing to make. We should honor these 4,000 men and women, not using their deaths to mock their cause. To ensure that their deaths will not have been in vain, we must stay the course to victory in Iraq.
Most of the numbers came from here.
Yet another perspective, from Wizbang:
If you divide the total number of abortions provided by Planned Parenthood in 2006 by 365, you find out that they performed an average of 793 abortions a week day -- presuming they operated 24/7/365. If you knock off weekends and holidays, it's probably closer to 250 days, which brings the total up to 1158.6. That converts to roughly, five years worth of American casualties in Iraq every three and a half DAYS.
Some tragedy, no?

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