Dohiyi Mir
    In Which NTodd Says His Peace

Monday, January 12, 2004
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Mustang Bobby informs us that William Safire thinks Bush's world is great. In fact, Safire compares the deaths of our soldiers in Iraq to the murder rates of LA and NYC, so I guess our casualties aren't that bad.

Well, we've lost 495 soldiers in less than a year. In 2002, NYC had 575 murders. Let's call the New York population 8,000,000, and the size of our force in Iraq 130,000. So my back of the napkin calculation of your chances of getting killed in Iraq in a given year are about 1 in 262. In New York: 1 in 13913. Where would you rather spend your next vacation?


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