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 theatre of operations during the last 22 months, and a total of 2,112 deaths.
That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers per month.

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.

The U.S. should pull out of Washington . . . or not


ps. tnx to HM for the email

14 thoughts on “Logic

  1. I’m picking up what you’re putting down and I must say I’m impressed with your ability to deduce. Not many people have that talent. Those stats are a little scary, yet I have no problem believing them. These days I think we could all stand a little less Washington… 🙂
    PS. I am loving the Cowbell. Where did you find that? One of my favorite SNL skits.

    Go HERE Kim for the blog bumper stickers
    The Walken sticker was so me . . .


  2. Speaking of Iraq….. my son should be on his way back as I write this! It takes them about 3 days to get back, though. I think they stop at every MCAS along the way.

    I say a prayer for all in Iraq every day.
    Hope he makes it home safe. What’s an MCAS?


  3. Finally, a voice of reason.
    Kinda like the New York Times article citing the murder rate amongst returning soldiers, the part they didn’t include though was that in comparison to non military citizens they were only about %25 percent as likely to kill someone.

    Thanks for the visit, Ozy
    And a voice of reason? Oh, yeah . .


  4. My husband got us lost in the the bad part of D.C. last summer. I’m glad this happened in the daytime and that we made it out of there alive . . . especially when one of my sons blurted out something racial. Oakland isn’t much better.

    Thanks for sharing that statistic. It’s refreshing to find a rational thought amid the media hype.

    I read the daily paper for the humor inside of the blatent bias and insanity.
    Hubby didn’t have a GPS? :mrgreen:
    And you know us guys will never stop and ask . . .


  5. “Hubby didn’t have a GPS? :mrgreen:
    And you know us guys will never stop and ask . . .”

    Now, that’s what I should have gotten him for Christmas! 😆

    He’s never had a good sense of direction.

    We’re guys. Clueless and too damn proud. :mrgreen:


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