Interesting statistics regardless of where you stand on the issue of the
U.S. involvement in Iraq – here’s a sobering statistic:
There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of
operations during the last 22 months and a total of 2,867 deaths.
That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.
The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 persons
for the same period. That means that you are about 25% more likely to
be shot and killed in the U.S. Capital than you are in Iraq.
Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington and move to Iraq.