Friday, July 09, 2004

20,000 Terrorists in Iraq.

News Flash,

The US Army estimates that there are 20,000 terrorists in Iraq, not 5,000 as previously thought. This estimate was reevaluated after more than 4,000 of them were killed this spring. Though this estimate now includes many terrorists that are what might be called part-timers.

The "un-biased" media was trumpeting this very loudly on the front page of the local rag. Gee 20,000 sounds like a lot. But percentage wise it is miniscule. 20,000 of 26,000,000 is .0077%. Or for those that are math idiots, the is 1 terrorist in every 1,300 Iraqis. That doesn't sound like a popular uprising, a civil war or an insurgency. It sounds like a gang of unhappy Baathist thugs committing crimes.

I believe that 1299 to 1 is pretty good odds that democracy will bloom in Iraq very soon.


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