Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Leaving the District

The death rate for soldiers in Iraq is 60 deaths per 100,000 troops. That reduces to 3 deaths per 5000. The murder rate in the District of Columbia is 80 murders per 100,000 people. That reduces to 4 murders per 5000. In short, you are 25% more likely to be killed while living in D.C. than while serving in Iraq. What's the obvious conclusion here? Why, the United States must immediately pull out of D.C., of course.

This is not intended in any way to minimize the deaths of our soldiers in Iraq. It is intended to make a point. Things in Iraq could be worse -- they could be as bad as things back home.