Monday, May 01, 2006

End the Iraq War

U.S. Troops Wounded
May 1, 2003 542
Today 17,469

U.S. Troops Killed
May 1, 2003 139
Today 2,400

Size of U.S. Forces
May 1, 2003 150,000
Today 132,000

Size of Iraqi Security Forces
May 1, 2003 7,000-9000
Today 250,500

Number of Insurgents
May 1, 2003 5,000
Today 15,000-20,000

Insurgent Attacks Per Day
May 1, 2003 8
Today 75

Cost to U.S. Taxpayers
May 1, 2003 $79 billion
Today $320 billion

Approval of Bush’s Handling of Iraq
May 1, 2003 75%
Today 37%

Percentage of Americans who Believe The Iraq War Was “Worth Fighting”
May 1, 2003 70%
Today 41%

Bush’s Overall Job Approval
May 1, 2003 71%
Today 38%

Information from Daily Kos &

This War in Iraq has been the central goal of the Republican controlled government. However a goal that is no longer embraced by the American people. This War must be ended immediately so that the United States can move forward with its economy and mending its deep political divisions. I do not agree with Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s statement that “the United States is on the brink of civil war“, however the severity of the polarity of current U.S. society has not been as such in decades.

After having a conversation with a former soldier he says all troops in Iraq could be removed in 3 months.

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