Not sure how accurate this is but here goes –
Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq, here’s 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.
6 thoughts on “I Love Stats”
Perhaps the Iraqi government needs to send a ‘peacekeeping’ force to Washington to ensure regime change and search for WMD.
This is Anita from Wisconsin. I stumbled on your site when looking for info on Impact World Tour that a friend of my sons was participating in.
It is a blessing to read about brothers and sisters in Christ who I probably won’t meet this side of heaven.
ANYWAY- I love the statistic on Iraq/DC. I kept calling family members in so I could read it to them. Thanks for a good chuckle and God bless!
Impact World Tour hey? hmmmmm…. should we??? 😉
Not to beat a dead horse (I know you had many comments on IWT a few months ago) but I thought it interesting that my sons asked me not to contribute any more money to their IWT karate kid pal. They felt that money could better be used for friends in missions who are more in the trenches. They view a lot of IWT stuff as a globe trotting party.
Interesting. I’m sure that they are discerning. No doubt the money given thus far was well spent and now it’s time for a new mission to invest in to.
Thanks for your thoughts.