Graph for the Day for January 16, 2011

"When it comes to the war in Iraq, the time for promises and assurances, for waiting and for patience, is over."  Senator Barack Obama, January 2007.

"I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and - you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows - (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday."  Senator Harry Reid, April 2007.




Source:  Brookings Iraq Index.  Senators Reid and Obama indicators added by author, as sourced here and here.


Hoven's Index for January 16, 2011


Iraqi civilian fatalities in 2006:   34,500

In 2007:  23,600

In 2009:  3,000

In 2010:  2,405

Estimated number of mass graves under Saddam (pre-invasion):  270

Estimated number of dead in those mass graves:  400,000

Estimated fatalities in Iran-Iraq War (1980-88): 1,000,000

Sources:  Brookings Iraq Index, US Agency for International Development and Global Security.


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"When it comes to the war in Iraq, the time for promises and assurances, for waiting and for patience, is over."  Senator Barack Obama, January 2007.

"I believe myself that the secretary of state, secretary of defense and - you have to make your own decisions as to what the president knows - (know) this war is lost and the surge is not accomplishing anything as indicated by the extreme violence in Iraq yesterday."  Senator Harry Reid, April 2007.




Source:  Brookings Iraq Index.  Senators Reid and Obama indicators added by author, as sourced here and here.


Hoven's Index for January 16, 2011


Iraqi civilian fatalities in 2006:   34,500

In 2007:  23,600

In 2009:  3,000

In 2010:  2,405

Estimated number of mass graves under Saddam (pre-invasion):  270

Estimated number of dead in those mass graves:  400,000

Estimated fatalities in Iran-Iraq War (1980-88): 1,000,000

Sources:  Brookings Iraq Index, US Agency for International Development and Global Security.


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