Monday, September 11, 2006

On the 5th Anniversary of 9-11

The question cries out for an answer:

Who has hurt us more?
  • Osama bin Laden
  • George W. Bush?
Doing the simple arithmetic does not give us a pretty picture.

George Bush's un-provoked, unnecessary, and largely unilateral invasion and unplanned occupation of Iraq (UULUIUOI) has cost our nation more in blood than Osama bin Laden.
OBL: Total Deaths - All 9/11 Attacks: 3,030
OBL: Total Injuries - All 9/11 Attacks: 2,337
GWB: Total US KIA in Iraq): 2,667
GWB: Total U.S. WIA in Iraq (not counting those troops wounded and returned to combat): 9,062

This is an update of a post on 16 June 2006.
Sources:
Iraq Coalition Casualty Count
Viking-Phoenix

15 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Emily said...

Randall Enos has similar graphic in the Los Angeles Times, today. Can't find it on line. You'll have to actually open your newstand copy...
;-)

9/11/2006 08:12:00 AM  
Blogger MadMike said...

A unique view of two separate forms of terror......

9/11/2006 12:15:00 PM  
Blogger Beach Bum said...

The results of two different crusades, one ran by a the chief of state of a nation the other ran by a leader of a shadowy international organization. The common factor though is that both can be labled terrorist.

9/11/2006 04:36:00 PM  
Blogger Recidivist said...

And only one of them a state-sponsored terrorist...

9/11/2006 05:40:00 PM  
Blogger ThePete said...

Nice post--I wanna steal that graphic so bad!!

9/11/2006 11:05:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Please just link it, Pete. (or take it, if you just have to have it!)

Thanks to the Belly of the Beast, I found this graphic presentation of the tragic and inexorable climb of our Iraqi KIA stats, upwards and toward surpassing the number of our civilians killed on 9/11/01.

9/11/2006 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger SuperCal said...

Great post!

9/12/2006 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger Soros' Proxy said...

When are the American sheeople going to wake up and realize that Bush is not the horse to lead them in their fight to avenge 9-11?

Osama and Mullah Omar have run and hidden in PAKISTAN!

Pakistan is the current world redoubt for al Qaeda; the site of the only Islamic member of the nuclear club; land of Sharia laws and Hudood Ordinances. Osama and his merry band are laughing at us!

Bush thinks the front line against terror is in IRAQ? He is delusional if he thinks he can pose as a leader of the free world against world terror in the cold war of the 21st century.

And he calls these quys 'Islamofascists'? They are not that modern. They are Neanderthals. They beat up women and live in caves. Bush and President Musharraf have made a detente with cavemen.

Remember Truman? He knew who his fricking enemy was and where he was!

Bush is a fake and a fraud.

(I'm glad I have dual citizenship. I can be only half ashamed.)

9/12/2006 09:19:00 AM  
Blogger skip sievert said...

The American people wake up.? How can they when they think they are Republicans and Democrats and Libertarians, etc. . How can they when they think they are Christians , and Jews and Muslims, etc.
The whole point of our type of system is for people not to wake up.
Divide and conquer is the age old method to enslave people.
The religious people are the front people for the corporations.
They invented the word sheep or flock to describe their followers.
The power possesors are ironicly ignorant as to the reality of the system also for the most part. They like us , are also going through the motions, without being concious of the destructive effect.
Bush a fraud/fake.? You are giving him way to much credit. Second rate actor, with no intellectual chops. Just the guy to represent the American people right now. Like attracts like.

9/12/2006 04:21:00 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

These guys might be Neanderthalian cave men, Soros, but in a battle of wits they certainly have overwhelmed Bush. Even the NYT's resident conservative, John Tierney, agrees in today's Osama’s Spin Lessons!

9/12/2006 07:41:00 PM  
Blogger Blogging4Food said...

Soros, do what you can to prevent Terrorist George from debating Terrorist Osama at the U.N.! Otherwise your shame will double.

9/12/2006 08:00:00 PM  
Blogger Vigilante said...

Thanks to Edgar Newt's End Notes, I have discovered and digested Keith Olberman's 9-11-06 commentary. I recommend watching this to the very last line.

9/13/2006 08:05:00 AM  
Blogger LittleBill said...

This is a body count that is hard to find in the newspapers or on TV. Is there a similar breakdown of civilian casualties, and of the "terrorists"?

9/14/2006 12:05:00 PM  
Blogger Stella said...

I'm glad to see these statistics finally being published. Dubya & Co. are far more of a threat to the U.S. than Al-Queda. Now, the numbers prove it. Thanks, vigilante. And, BTW, I AM going to steal that graphic; or am I borrowing it?

9/16/2006 12:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Za said...

And of course, on top of the death toll, when it comes to doing anything to stop terrorism what exactly has Bush achieved?

9/17/2006 10:14:00 PM  

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