Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Some Truths

There were 39 combat related killings in Iraq in January.
In the fair city of Detroit there were 35 murders in the
month of January.That's just one American city,
about as deadly as the entire war-torn country of Iraq.

When some claim that President Bush shouldn't
have started this war, state the following:

a. FDR led us into World War II.

b. Germany never attacked us; Japan did.
>From 1941-1945, 450,000 lives were lost ...
an average of 112,500 per year.

c. Truman finished that war and started one in Korea.
North Korea never attacked us.
>From 1950-1953, 55,000 lives were lost ...
an average of 18,334 per year.

d John F. Kennedy started the Vietnam conflict in 1962.
Vietnam never attacked us.

e. Johnson turned Vietnam into a quagmire.
>From 1965-1975, 58,000 lives were lost ...
an average of 5,800 per year.

f. Clinton went to war in Bosnia without UN or French consent.
Bosnia never attacked us.
He was offered Osama bin Laden's head on a platter three
times by Sudan and did nothing. Osama has attacked us on
multiple occasions.

g. In the years since terrorists attacked us , President Bush
has liberated two countries, crushed the Taliban, crippled
al-Qaida, put nuclear inspectors in Libya, Iran, and North
Korea without firing a shot, and captured a terrorist who
slaughtered 300,000 of his own people.

The Democrats are complaining
about how long the war is taking.
But ..
It took less time to take Iraq than it took Janet Reno
to take the Branch Davidian compound.
That was a 51-day operation.

We've been looking for evidence for chemical weapons
in Iraq for less time than it took Hillary Clinton to find
the Rose Law Firm billing records.

It took less time for the 3rd Infantry Division and the
Marines to destroy the Medina Republican Guard
than it took Ted Kennedy to call the police after his
Oldsmobile sank at Chappaquiddick

It took less time to take Iraq than it took
to count the votes in Florida!!!!

Our Commander-In-Chief is doing a GREAT JOB!
The Military morale is high!

The biased media hopes we are too ignorant
to realize the facts

from an e=mail


  1. Great post. I'll be passing some of these numbers on to my liberal pals. They'll be huffing & puffing like Yosemite Sam in a matter of seconds.

  2. Good points PatNC. Great post.

  3. so wait a second! if it takes kim jong il 10 seconds to push the red button to blow up los angeles, but it takes two minutes to make toast... thennnn. what?

  4. is toast evil??? i don't know what to think!! hurry up with the next forwarded e-mail!! come on quick!! i'm hungry.

  5. Though I knew all these facts and stats (more or less), I never thought about them together like this. Very nice compilation, and thanks for posting them.

  6. Very thought provoking!

  7. From Google Answers:

    "The U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq on March 19, 2003. Since then, 538
    days have elapsed, not including today, September 8, 2004. In that
    span of time, 752 U.S. troops have died in combat.

    "The 2003 invasion of Iraq began on March 19, 2003, when forces
    belonging primarily to the United States and the United Kingdom
    invaded Iraq."

    Wikipedia: 2003 invasion of Iraq

    "The Defense Department's most recent published count, as of Tuesday,
    Sept. 7, shows 998 U.S. service members dead. Of those, 752 died as a
    result of hostile action and 246 died of non-hostile causes."

    Kansas City Star: A Daily Look at U.S. Iraq Military Deaths

    On average, therefore, the U.S. has suffered 752.0/538.0 = 1.40 combat
    deaths per day between the first day of the invasion and today.

    As for Detroit homicides, these 538 days have included two summers,
    which would tend to artificially inflate the death count beyond the
    annual average, given that murders are significantly more frequent in
    warmer weather. But we know that in 2003, the latest full year for
    which we have figures, 366 murders were recorded in Detroit.

    "In Detroit, homicides dropped 9 percent to 366, though the city’s
    murder rate ranks fifth among big cities."

    Detroit News: Detroit is most violent big city

    This yields an average of 366.0/365.0 = 1.00 murders per day. Thus,
    comparing the recent Detroit murder rate to the Iraq combat-death
    toll, we see that the U.S. armed forces has lost on average 40% more
    service members to enemy fire than the number of people murdered in

    Another way to put it is to extrapolate from the Detroit average to
    the span of the Iraq invasion. In the 538 days during which 752 U.S.
    combat deaths occurred, 538 Detroit murders would have been committed,
    which makes a difference of 214 deaths. In conclusion, the Iraqi armed
    forces and rebel militias are 40% more lethal than the criminals of