|Auto Accidents ||120000 |
|Falling Down ||45000 |
|Poisoning ||27000 |
|Drowning ||12000 |
So far, so good. Then he lists casualties from the Iraq War as 2300. Okay.
Let's try putting these numbers into percentages using Atrios' number of Americans as 300,000,000 and his number of 130,000 as the total American troops in Iraq.
|Auto Accidents||120000||% of 300m ||0.040 |
|Falling Down||45000||% of 300m||0.015 |
|Poisoning||27000||% of 300m||0.009 |
|Drowning||12000||% of 300m||0.004 |
|Casualties ||2300 ||% of 130,000 ||1.769 |
The Memory Hole estimates that the wounded outnumber the dead by around seven to one, which means that adding that row means:
|Wounded ||16100 ||% of 130,000 ||12.385 |
Rush is right. We need to look at the Iraq War casualties in perspective. The difference is, of course, that Rush just wants to look at the raw numbers without examining what they mean.