The Ham Hock of Liberty

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Hearts and Minds

According to a report just released by the U.N., 14,000 Iraqis have been killed during the first 6 months of 2006.

A recent estimate of the Iraqi population puts it at 26,780,000. The United States population is roughly 298,440,000.

As a percentage of population, the number of killings in Iraq through June would be equivalent to 312,000 killings in one year, in this country. By way of comparison, the entire population of Wyoming state is about 500,000.

Remember this, the next time Rep. Peter King tries to claim that Iraq is safer than Washington, D.C..