Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Secret Behind The Incredible Bravery
And Tenacity Of American Soldiers

From LGF Commenter Kiwiviv:

Thought for the day:

If you consider that there have been an average of 160,000 troops in theater during the last 22 months, that gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000.

The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000. That means that you are 25% more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capitol, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: We should immediately pull out of Washington, D.C !

It's safer in Iraq. That's the secret.

Well, come on, let's face it, no one would rather be running the streets of Fallujah than D.C., but these numbers, if they are true, do tell you what you need to know about Media exaggeration. Don't you think?