Veep Drinking Game

4,000 For 6 Years

For those of you who haven't heard, we hit the 4,000 dead soldiers mark this Sunday in the Iraq war. The Seattle PI did a quick story on it, and pointed out that 97 percent of those deaths were after George Bush declared major combat over. But hey, on the flip side, at least we've only lost 4,000 U.S. troops. It was nice of the PI to only focus on our loss, and not even bother mentioning the approximate 90,000 Iraq's killed since the war started. You know, the people we are there to protect.


Rooster said…
Compared to Vietnam:
Total U.S. deaths were approx. 58,000 (about 48,000 combat-related, 10,000 non-combat-related).

South Vietnamese Army deaths are estimated at over 200,000.

North Vietnamese and Viet Cong deaths are estimated at over 1,000,000.

Vietnamese civilian deaths estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000.

World War 2, while not as specific:
Some sources give a figure of 72 million dead, which includes those who perished as a result of famines caused by World War 2. The lowest estimate that I've seen anywhere is 50 million dead.

Man, you'd think the world would learn a lesson after these numbers.
MGD said…
You'd think. The sad part is through all history, they haven't.