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Tuesday, March 21, 2006
 
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Atrios looks at Mr. Oxycontin's latest claim about the so-called-liberal-media's bias in covering Iraq. In a nutshell, Mr. Hillbilly Heroin claims that the 204,000 accidental deaths in this country over the last three years are just as newsworthy as the approximately 2300 US fatalities in Iraq.

Atrios points out that there are a lot more people over here than soldiers in Iraq. So, if US soldiers were dying at the same rate as US accidental deaths, how many would have died in the last three years?

88.

Oxycontin must make it hard to do arithmetic.
 
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“There’s a lot of money to pay for this that doesn’t have to be U.S. taxpayer money, and it starts with the assets of the Iraqi people…and on a rough recollection, the oil revenues of that country could bring between $50 and $100 billion over the course of the next two or three years…We’re dealing with a country that can really finance its own reconstruction, and relatively soon.” -Paul Wolfowitz

Cost of the War in Iraq
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