Saturday, September 9, 2006

A War Of Equals

I'm a big fan of old school comic books that ran the 'What If...?' scenarios, the most famous of which is 'What If... Superman and Spiderman Co-Existed?" that ran in the late 1970's early 1980's, if memory serves.

With that in mind, here's a "What If....?" for you to consider.

Iraq, with its population of 25 million or so people is about one 10th the size of the United States.

Well, what if Iraq had the same population of the United States and the daily casuality rates remained constant?

In other words, when you read in the paper that 100 people were killed in a bombing in Baghdad today, that would translate into 1,000 people being killed instead of a hundred.

Now imagine what it would be like if 100 to a 1,000 people a day got killed in daily fighting in the United States?

Think we'd be a little upset with that, no matter how noble the intentions were of the oneswho started the war?

Just something to consider.

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