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It’s Safer to be an American Soldier in Iraq Than an American Citizen At Home

Slings And Arrows [1] came back from a blogging break to suggest something I’d not thought of:

“As the press doesn’t want us to forget, casualties in Iraq are ‘mounting.’ Currently the count is at 775 dead. The relation of that number to the two hundred thousand men and women that have been involved in the conflict means we have a death rate of 3.875.

Compare that to the United States national death rate, which was 8.44 in 2003.

It is safer to be an American soldier in Iraq than a civilian in the U.S.”

I wonder if we’re going to see this point on the nightly News with Dan Rather tonight?
Perhaps not, huh?