Tuesday, December 13, 2005

War and its Fearsome Consequences; by the numbers

$204.4 billion
The cost to the US of the war so far. The UK's bill up until March 2005 was £3.1 billion

2,339
Allied troops killed

98
UK troops killed

30,000
Estimated Iraqi civilian deaths

0
Number of WMDs found

8%
Iraqi children suffering acute malnutrition

$35,819 million
World Bank estimated cost of reconstruction

53,470
Iraqi insurgents killed

67%
Iraqis who feel less secure because of occupation

$343
Average monthly salary for an Iraqi soldier. Average monthly salary for an American soldier in Iraq: $4,160.75

66
Journalists killed in Iraq. Journalists killed during Vietnam war: 63

5
Foreign civilians kidnapped per month

47%
Iraqis who never have enough electricity

20
Casualties per month from unexploded mines

20%
Inflation rate 2005

25-40%
Estimated unemployment rate, Nov 2005

251
Foreigners kidnapped

70%
Iraqis whose sewage system rarely works

183,000
British and American troops are still in action in Iraq. There are 162,000 US troops and 8,000 British with 13,000 from other nations

90
Daily attacks by insurgents in Nov '05. In Jun '03: 8

82%
Iraqis who are "strongly opposed" to presence of coalition troops

15,955
US troops wounded in action

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