Monday, February 19, 2007

What the figures say

At Ninme's place, the numbers are toted up and conclusions are drawn.

There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths. That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.

The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 persons for the same period.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.

2 comments:

Ian said...

Or-

Whilst they can't make their own capital safe the US should stay out of other countries

Or-

Iraqis are sub-human and somehow don't figure in these figures.

Boring and misleading.

NoolaBeulah said...

But also mildly humourous and of no real importance. But to respond with like pithiness. The people for whom Iraqis are sub-human are those that make jigsaws puzzles of their bodies for the sake of the new Caliphate. And those that shed blood and billions for them are denigrated. And if the Americans had stayed out of Europe?