Who can forget that glorious day 4 years ago when the war in Iraq ended?
E&P takes a look back at how the NYTs covered the story then.
Think Progress brings us ‘Mission Accomplished’ By The Numbers.
Here’s a by-the-numbers look at the situation then, compared to the situation now:
|May 1, 2003||Today|
|U.S. Troops Wounded||542||24,912|
|U.S. Troops Killed |
|Contractors Killed |
|Journalists and Media Assistants Killed |
|U.S. Forces in Iraq||150,000||146,000|
|Size of Iraqi Security Forces ||7,000-9,000||334,300|
|Number of Insurgents||less than 5,000||~70,000 (Sunni only)|
|Insurgent Attacks Per Day||8||148.9|
|Cost to U.S. Taxpayers||$79 billion||$421 billion|
|Approval of Bush’s Handling of Iraq||75%||24%|
|Percentage of Americans who Believe The Iraq War Was “Worth Fighting”||70%||34%|
|Bush’s Overall Job Approval||71%||32%|