As many of you know, I’ve been a regular contributor to TomDispatch.com since December 2004.
Tom Englehart, who runs this fantastic site, has just authored an incredibly telling piece about the current situation, statistically, in Iraq.
Here’s a taste of what he writes:
Number of American troops in Iraq, June 2007: Approximately 156,000.
Number of American troops in Iraq, May 1, 2003, the day President Bush declared “major combat operations” in that country “ended”: Approximately 130,000.
Number of Sunni insurgents in Iraq, May 2007: At least 100,000, according to Asia Times correspondent Pepe Escobar on his most recent visit to the country.
American military dead in the surge months, February 1-June 26, 2007: 481.
American military dead, February-June 2006: 292.
Please click here to read this important piece, which is an invaluable research tool.