Some statistics

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by randallewis, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. randallewis

    randallewis New Member

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    > > Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in
    > > Iraq, here is a sobering statistic:
    > >
    > > 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 2,867
    > > 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.
    > >
    > >