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Thursday, June 01, 2006

Some Needed Perspectives on Iraq

Gateway Pundit does it again, providing an important perspective on events in Iraq. Check out "So, How Bad are Things in Iraq, Anyway?" here.

One striking statistic, from the Hindrocket, is this:
A total of 2,471 servicemembers have died in Iraq from 2003 to the present, a period of a little over three years. That total is almost exactly one third of the number of military personnel who died on active duty from 1980 to 1982, a comparable time period when no wars were being fought. Until very recently, our armed forces lost servicemen at a greater rate than we have experienced in Iraq, due solely to accidental death.

Verrrrry interrrresssssting....

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