May 1, 2006

Happy Anniversary

Q: Was the U.S. mission in Iraq accomplished?

9% - Yes
40% - It will be complete someday
44% - Never.

Why do Americans hate America? At least we now can rest assured that the Iraqi regime does not have weapons of mass destruction. More anniversary stats to help us all sleep well at night. Italicized figures are from May 1, 2003. Bold figures are from May 1, 2006.

U.S. troops wounded: 542 17,469
U.S. troops killed: 139 2,400
Number of insurgents: 5,000 15,000 - 20,000
Insurgent attacks a day: 8 75

Stats: iCasualties, Brookings Institute

"I've got a theory about how to handle these retired generals causing all this trouble: don't let them retire! Come on, we've got a stop-loss program; let's use it on these guys. I've seen Zinni and that crowd on Wolf Blitzer. If you're strong enough to go on one of those pundit shows, you can stand on a bank of computers and order men into battle. Come on."

- S. Colbert Correspondent's Dinner

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