100,000 Dead Iraqi Civilians Edition
By Brad Friedman on 10/31/2004, 11:04am PT  

This week, Dick Cheney called Iraq a "remarkable success". Previously, George W. Bush called it a "catastrophic success". With 15 dead U.S. troops in Iraq over the past week (at least 9 of them yesterday alone, 8 in a single attack), and a new report detailing that in fact over 100,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed since it all began, there is little doubt about the kind of "success" this war has been. No matter what the desperados in office trying to win reelection are hoping you will beleive.

Look at the numbers and decide for yourself. Here are the latest as of 10/31/04...

Ratio of Al-Qaeda Attacks in the 3 years after 9/11
to Al-Qaeda Attacks in the 3 years prior:
2:1

Avg. Number of Attacks on U.S. Military per day:
80-90

U.S. Military Killed
between "Mission Accomplished" and hand-over of "Sovereignty":
1.89 per day

U.S. Military Killed
since hand-over of "Sovereignty" (125 days ago):
2.34 per day

Total U.S. Military Killed
since hand-over of "Sovereignty" (125 days ago):
269

Total UK Military Killed
since hand-over of "Sovereignty" (125 days ago):
9

All other "Coalition" Military Killed
since hand-over of "Sovereignty" (125 days ago):
14

Number of Countries in "Coalition":
Unknown
(White House Removed "Who Are the Coalition Members?" document from their Website. It's still gone. See this BRAD BLOG article for more info.)

Total U.S. Military Dead in Iraq since start of War:
1,123

U.S. Military Amputees, Wounded, Injured & Psychologically Disabled,
All now evacuated from Iraq:
29,550 est.

Iraqi Civilians Killed since start of War:
100,000+ est.

Iraqi Military Killed (prior to end of "major hostilities"):
28,000 est.

Total Iraqis Killed (Civilian and Military) in Iraq War:
128,000+ est.

Population of Iraq:
25 million

Total Killed in the US on 9/11:
2,973

Population of US:
293 million

Stockpiles of WMD's found in Iraq so far:
0

Al-Qaeda Creators/Spiritual Leaders "brought to justice...Dead or Alive":
0

Sources: Iraq Coalition Casuality Count, U.S. Dept. of Defense, McLaughlin Group, Johns Hopkins University