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Saturday, November 26, 2005

Publicola Runs The Numbers

US death tolls in Iraq at 2,100. Yes, it is a sad note, but while the news media throws these numbers out it would be good to know some comparisons. From Publicola:
"So the three cities in the u.S. with the worst gun control laws have had more murders since March of 2003 than we've had deaths of u.S. troops in Iraq."

And what about the side-by-side compared to car accidents? A death toll, that as a nation, we are completely numb to.

Update: The View From North Central Idaho also runs some numbers:

"Where would you be less likely to be killed? As a resident of Washington D.C.? Or an american serviceman in Iraq?"