Mission Accomplished at Four


Cost of war: $500,000,000,000

U.S. reconstruction funds disbursed: $17 billion

Completed Iraq reconstruction projects that are again in need of reconstruction, according to a recent audit: 7 of 8

Average hours that electricity is available in Baghdad: 5.8

Percentage of Iraq's 34,000 doctors who've been murdered or have fled the country: 41

Fraction of 20,000 people killed in global terrorism last year represented by Iraqi deaths: 2/3

Number of Iraqis who have been forced to flee their homes: 2.6 million

Number of refugees who have fled the country: 1.8 million

Number of U.S. visas issued to Iraqis: 466

Number of daily insurgent and militia attacks: 185

Reason Condi Rice says we can't impose benchmarks of accountability on the Iraqis or any other "so-called consequences": it "doesn't allow us the flexibility and creativity that we need to move this forward."

U.S. soldiers killed in April: 104

Killed by IED: 59

Number of U.S. troops killed in war: 3,352

Number younger than 22: 974

Number wounded: 25,000

Number committed to surge: 29,000

Months since John McCain said, "We're either going to lose this thing or win this thing within the next several months': 5.5

(hat tip: Iraq Index)

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