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Bush's "other numbers."

Posted in the database on Tuesday, March 07th, 2006 @ 17:18:42 MST (1283 views)
by Wayne Madsen    The Wayne Madsen Report  

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As George Bush's poll numbers plummet to depths not seen in presidential polling since Watergate, it is noteworthy to point out Bush's other "numbers:"

Number of U.S. military combat, combat-related deaths in Iraq: 2300.

Number of U.S. military desertions since Iraq War: at least 8,000 (Army: 4387; Navy: 3454; Marine Corps: 1455; Air Force: 82).

Number of internees held in Iraq without trial: 14,000.

Number of prisoners held at Guantanamo: 490.

Number of Guantanamo prisoners charged with a crime: 10.

Katrina deaths: 1100 and increasing in Louisiana, more than 200 in Mississippi and Alabama, 1900 unaccounted for in Louisiana.

Bush projected ten-year deficit: $3.3 trillion.

Rate of Antarctic ice pack melting: 36 cubic miles per year.

Annual global warming sea level increase on Funafuti, Tuvalu: 5.7 mm/year; Tarawa, Kiribati: 6.2 mm/year; Nauru, 7.1 mm/year; Tongatapu, Tonga: 6.4 mm/year.

Deaths in Darfur genocide: 400,000.



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