People Get Ready

[ make levees, not war ]

American soldiers killed in Iraq now number 2500

Posted by schroeder915 on June 15, 2006


“It’s a number,” White House press secretary Tony Snow told reporters at the White House.

Well it wouldn’t hurt then to point out a few more “numbers”:

  • 18,490 American soldiers wounded in Iraq.
  • 4,800 Iraqi police and security forces killed.
  • At least 30,000 Iraqi civilians killed, and probably tens of thousands more.
  • Over $288 billion nominally spent on the war in Iraq. The total spent will go into the trillions after equipment is replaced and lifelong veteran’s benefits are paid.
  • With the passage of a new “emergency” spending bill, the nominal amount spent in Iraq will rise to $320 billion.

2 Responses to “American soldiers killed in Iraq now number 2500”

  1. T. said

    It’s not a number. These are human beings we’re talking about–each who had lives and families to come back to.

  2. Schroeder said

    An incredibly poor choice of words by Snowball.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.

%d bloggers like this: