Are these the accurate Iraq-related numbers thus far?

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  1. purojogo

    purojogo Member

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    Watching the McLaughlin Group show (which i avoided for a while- i thought it got too silly at times, still do in all honesty)

    These numbers were given:

    -US soldiers who have died (including suicides) 2156

    -US soldiers injured/maimed (all now out of Iraq) 50,200

    -Iraqis dead: 119 thousand (from a Hopkins study, which claims its findings are very conservative) Compared to the 30 thousand Bush referred to, it would not seem that way.....

    Anyone has links, articles, etc. that provide more light into this?
     
  2. YankHibee

    YankHibee Member+

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    I think this is the one that will take a while to set in.
     
  3. JBigjake

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    I had heard of comparisons being made between wounded & killed in Iraq versus other previous conflicts. I don't have links at hand, but suggestions were that 10% of casualties had died, versus 25% in earlier conflicts. Multiplying 2,000+ by 9 (for 90% survivors) would result in 18,000 wounded survivors. The same comments also suggested that many of these injuries were severe, but not fatal due to improved core protection from body armor. The wounded totals are probably deliberately being kept quiet, especially the severely injured.
     
  4. Sine Pari

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    You'd have to find out how they are defining injuries.
     
  5. purojogo

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    yeah, agree....unfortunately, they did not elaborate on the show....
     
  6. Sine Pari

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    What I mean is a broken leg and a GSW are both an injury

    So is carpal tunnel for those REMF types :)
     
  7. obie

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    Injuries are subjective, but other things are not. More objective measures would be the # of amputees, # of discharges for medical reasons, # of evacuees for medical reasons, etc.
     
  8. JBigjake

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  10. purojogo

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    thank you guys.. while it sucks to read about stuff like this, it's better to be informed than not to be....
     
  11. purojogo

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    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/...,1,6840972.story?coll=chi-newsnationworld-hed
    U.S. troop death toll: 844
    BAGHDAD -- At least 844 American service members were killed in Iraq in 2005, nearly matching 2004's total of 848, according to information released by the U.S. government and a non-profit organization that tracks casualties in Iraq.



    If one were to try to define Cheney's statement about the "last throes of the insurgency" by how many of our soldiers have lost their lives....well, this is not very good.... 0.471 percent less people dying among our troops comapred to 04....

    At this rate in 211 years we won't have one American casualty in Iraq .. :( an exaggeration? Absolutely...but no less untrue than what Cheney spoke of......
     

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