View Full Version : Interesting Vietnam/Iraq Graph & Bush's Vietnam

Gayle in MD
11-17-2006, 05:40 PM

What did you think about Bush's statements comparing Vietnam, to Iraq?

Gayle in MD
11-18-2006, 08:25 AM
As you can see, in the first four years of Vietnam, there were fewer deaths per year than in Iraq. What's also clear is that in the fifth year of Vietnam (the equivalent of 2007) the death toll rose significantly. The same with the sixth year and the seventh year and so on. But the most significant aspect of this graph are the deaths that occurred AFTER the fourth year of the war.

These post-fourth-year numbers suggest that President Bush, with his escalation and stay the course talk, is driving the Iraq War directly into a wall of death. I mean, the graph literally illustrates the shape of a wall. Of course the total casualty figures in Iraq are astronomical already but if we look at the raw numbers of American military deaths and factor in the almost universally agreed-upon prediction that victory in Iraq is a lost cause, then correlate it all with the historical precedent of a similar war with a similarly lost cause, the die is cast.

Is this what we want??? /ccboard/images/graemlins/confused.gif