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Vol. CLIV, Issue 5
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THE WAR BY THE NUMBERS

• 464: Number of U.S. deaths in Operation Enduring Freedom (the military response to 9/11)
• 10: Number of Washington deaths in OEF
• 3,876: Number of U.S. deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom (invasion of Iraq)
• 78: Number of Washington deaths in OIF
(as of Nov. 24, 2007; Statistical Information Analysis Division of U.S. Department of Defense)
• 36 million: Number of people worldwide that participated in close to 3,000 protests against the Iraq War between Jan. 3 and Apr. 12, 2003.
(French political scientist Dominique Reynié)
• 6-10 million: Number of people worldwide who participated in protests to the Iraq War on Feb. 15, 2003, in the largest mass protest movement in history.
(2004 Guinness Book of Records)
• 2 million: Number of U.S. citizens who participated in the Peace Moratorium on Oct. 15, 1969, the largest demonstration against the Vietnam War
(bbc.co.uk)
• 30: Average age of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq
• 19: Average age of U.S. soldiers killed in Vietnam
(CNN.com)
• over $472,320,000,000: Cost of Iraq War to United States: equivalent to over 11,113,411 inclusive yearly budgets at Whitman (estimated at $42,500)
• over $10,725,470: Cost of Iraq War to Washington State: equivalent to over 252 inclusive yearly budgets at Whitman (estimated at $42,500)
(National Priorities Project)
• 15: Number of Iraqi deaths per day from vehicle bombs in 2007
• 35: Number of Iraqi deaths per day from gunfire and executions in 2007
• 41,744-46,668: Estimate of total number of reported Iraqi civilian deaths during the U.S. intervention as of Oct. 15, 2006.
(Iraq Body Count)
• 30,000: Number of Iraqis killed during U.S. intervention as issued by President Bush on Dec. 12, 2006.
(news.bbc.co.uk)
• 40: Percentage of U.S. troops in Iraq that come from the Guard or the Army Reserve.
(cbsnews.com)
• 70: Number of incidents reported per day by Iraqi security forces
• 200: Number of incidents reported per day by U.S. security forces
(nytimes.com)
• 80: Percentage of Iraqi insurgent attacks targeted against coalition forces
• 80: Percentage of all casualties suffered by Iraqi population
(news.bbc.co.uk)
• 67: Percentage of global citizens who think U.S.-led forces should leave Iraq within a year.
• 49: Percentage of global citizens who believe that the U.S. plans to keep permanent military bases in Iraq.
• 61: Percentage of Americans who think U.S. forces should get out of Iraq within one year.
(worldpublicopinion.org, BBC World Service poll)

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    Reynié DominiqueJan 30, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Hello ! You wrote, after the 2004 Guinness Book, “6-10 million: Number of people worldwide who participated in protests to the Iraq War on Feb. 15, 2003, in the largest mass protest movement in history.
    (2004 Guinness Book of Records)”. But I think it’s much more : according to my own research, It was around 13,1 million people protesting again the war in Irak on Feb. 12, 2003. I can send you the data if you want. Sincerly, Dominique Reynié.

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