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Iraq: Key figures since war began

U.S. TROOP LEVELS:

_October 2007: 170,000 at peak of troop buildup.

_August 2008: 146,000.

CASUALTIES:

_Confirmed U.S. military deaths as of Sept. 1, 2008: At least 4,151.

_Confirmed U.S. military wounded (hostile) as of Sept. 2, 2008: 30,568.

_Confirmed U.S. military wounded (non-hostile, using medical air transport) as of Aug. 2, 2008: 33,529.

_U.S. military deaths for Aug. 2008: 23.

_Deaths of civilian employees of U.S. government contractors as of July 1, 2008: 1,229.

_Iraqi deaths in Aug. from war-related violence: 474, according to an AP tally.

_Assassinated Iraqi academics: 377.

_Journalists killed on assignment as of Sept. 2, 2008: 132.

COST:

_Over $550 billion so far, according to the National Priorities Project.

OIL PRODUCTION:

_Prewar: 2.58 million barrels per day.

_Aug. 24, 2008: 2.46 million barrels per day.

ELECTRICITY:

_Prewar nationwide: 3,958 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): 4-8.

_Aug. 11, 2008 nationwide: 4,620 megawatts. Hours per day: 11.3.

_Prewar Baghdad: 2,500 megawatts. Hours per day (estimated): 16-24.

_Aug. 11, 2008 Baghdad: Megawatts not available. Hours per day: 11.2.

_Note: Current Baghdad megawatt figures are no longer reported by the U.S. State Department's Iraq Weekly Status Report.

TELEPHONES:

_Prewar land lines: 833,000.

_July 7, 2008: 1,600,000.

_Prewar cell phones: 80,000.

_July 7, 2008: 13.4 million.

WATER:

_Prewar: 12.9 million people had potable water.

_June 29, 2008: 20.9 million people have potable water.

SEWERAGE:

_Prewar: 6.2 million people served.

_June 29, 2008: 11.3 million people served.

(Note: The figures for water and sewerage have not changed in the newest SIGIR report.)

INTERNAL REFUGEES:

_August 2008: At least 2.8 million people are currently displaced inside Iraq.

EMIGRANTS:

_Prewar: 500,000 Iraqis living abroad.

_May 2008: More than 2 million _ mainly in Syria and Jordan.

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All figures are the most recent available.

Sources: The Associated Press, State Department, Defense Department, Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, The Brookings Institution, Iraq Body Count, U.N. High Commission for Refugees, Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Working Group, International Organization for Migration, Committee to Protect Journalists, National Priorities Project, The Brussels Tribunal, Department of Labor.

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AP researchers Julie Reed and Rhonda Shafner in New York compiled this report.

http://www.foxnews.com/wires/2008Sep02/0,4670,IraqByTheNumbers,00.html


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  • God Bless em. Bearing the weight of other, be safe.

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  • God bless the coalition. every life paves a way forward.

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  • Go take care of the indigenous indians of your country, they need your help more than LL needs your rant. What can I expect of someone who oppresses the indigenous though?

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  • No offense to anyone, but all those stats are statistically insignificant to the US.

    The US is pretty much done with Iraq, so the ball is now in their court; time to swim or sink.

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  • Typical Canadian...always a problem. People who serve in the military sometimes get shot...people who work for the power company sometimes get electrocuted....people who feed the lions at the zoo get eaten....get the picture, buffoon?

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  • Confirmed military deaths during the Clinton years, 4,700. Look it up.

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  • 10 times more people die each year on the nations highways than in the whole 7 year war on terror......where's the outrage toward the automobile industry?

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    • Only a moron like you would make such a specious comparison. This is the umpteenth time I try to educate your worthless kind, but here it goes:

      America has over 300 million people, but only roughly 150,000 troops are involved in the so-called war on terror. Therefore, the analogy with road deaths is absolutely wrong.

      Fox News has already been humiliated over this same mistake, but it seems like uneducated buffoons still cling to this delusion.

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    • Only a moron like me???? You say that like you know me. I think I love you too :)

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    • look up the stats for soldiers killed in training/pass/leave while not in combat. i think you will see it is riskier for troops back home than in Iraq/Afghanistan.

      alcohol, recklessness, and accidents claim more lives than combat.

      now that is fact and that is not comparing to the rest of the US.

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    • That sounds interesting but unlikely. You mean it's safer for an American soldier to do combat in Iraq then to serve at home? You must understand that's hard to believe. I would appreciate it if you can post those facts, or a link to them, sometime in a reply.

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    • look at page 11 on this report.

      http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL32492.pdf

      i know when i was active duty, we (military) lost more troops to DUI, training accidents, stupid stunts, and drugs, than to combat.

      when i say risky, i don't mean as in they are being targeted by locals. i mean more die in traffic accidents, natural causes, DUI, etc.

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