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.