A friend sent this to me a few days ago (obviously), I thought I should share it here too.<br><br>Message:<br>Today the President gives his annual address. As the election battle begins, how does his first term add up? <br><br>20 January 2004 <br><br>232: Number of American combat deaths in Iraq <br>between May 2003 and January 2004 <br><br>501: Number of American servicemen to die in Iraq <br>from the beginning of the war - so far <br><br>0: Number of American combat deaths in Germany <br>after the Nazi surrender to the Allies in May 1945 <br><br>0: Number of coffins of dead soldiers returning <br>home from Iraq that the Bush administration has <br>allowed to be photographed <br><br>0: Number of funerals or memorials that President <br>Bush has attended for soldiers killed in Iraq <br><br>100: Number of fund-raisers attended by Bush or <br>Vice-President Dick Cheney in 2003 <br><br>13: Number of meetings between Bush and Tony <br>Blair since he became President <br><br>10 million: Estimated number of people worldwide <br>who took to the streets in opposition to the invasion <br>of Iraq, setting an all-time record for simultaneous protest <br><br>2: Number of nations that Bush has attacked and <br>taken over since coming into the White House <br><br>9.2: Average number of American soldiers wounded <br>in Iraq each day since the invasion in March last year <br><br>1.6: Average number of American soldiers killed <br>in Iraq per day since hostilities began <br><br>16,000: Approximate number of Iraqis killed since <br>the start of war <br><br>10,000: Approximate number of Iraqi civilians <br>killed since the beginning of the conflict <br><br>$100 billion: Estimated cost of the war in Iraq <br>to American citizens by the end of 2003 <br><br>$13 billion: Amount other countries have <br>committed towards rebuilding Iraq (much of it in loans) <br>as of 24 October <br><br>36%: Increase in the number of desertions from <br>the US army since 1999 <br><br>92%: Percentage of Iraq's urban areas that had <br>access to drinkable water a year ago <br><br>60%: Percentage of Iraq's urban areas that have <br>access to drinkable water today <br><br>32%: Percentage of the bombs dropped on Iraq this <br>year that were not precision-guided <br><br>1983: The year in which Donald Rumsfeld gave <br>Saddam Hussein a pair of golden spurs <br><br>45%: Percentage of Americans who believed in <br>early March 2003 that Saddam Hussein was involved in <br>the 11 September attacks on the US <br><br>$127 billion: Amount of US budget surplus in the <br>year that Bush became President in 2001 <br><br>$374 billion: Amount of US budget deficit in the <br>fiscal year for 2003 <br><br>1st: This year's deficit is on course to be the <br>biggest in United States history <br><br>$1.58 billion: Average amount by which the US <br>national debt increases each day <br><br>$23,920: Amount of each US citizen's share of the <br>national debt as of 19 January 2004 <br><br>1st: The record for the most bankruptcies filed <br>in a single year (1.57 million) was set in 2002 <br><br>10: Number of solo press conferences that Bush <br>has held since beginning his term. His father had <br>managed 61 at this point in his administration, and Bill <br>Clinton 33 <br><br>1st: Rank of the US worldwide in terms of <br>greenhouse gas emissions per capita <br><br>$113 million: Total sum raised by the Bush-Cheney <br>2000 campaign, setting a record in American <br>electoral history <br><br>$130 million: Amount raised for Bush's re-<br>election campaign so far <br><br>$200m: Amount that the Bush-Cheney campaign is <br>expected to raise in 2004 <br><br>$40m: Amount that Howard Dean, the top fund-<br>raiser among the nine Democratic presidential hopefuls, <br>amassed in 2003 <br><br>28: Number of days holiday that Bush took last <br>August, the second longest holiday of any president in US <br>history (Recordholder: Richard Nixon) <br><br>13: Number of vacation days the average American <br>worker receives each year <br><br>3: Number of children convicted of capital <br>offences executed in the US in 2002. America is only <br>country openly to acknowledge executing children <br><br>1st: As Governor of Texas, George Bush executed <br>more prisoners (152) than any governor in modern US <br>history <br><br>2.4 million: Number of Americans who have lost <br>their jobs during the three years of the Bush administration <br><br>221,000: Number of jobs per month created since <br>Bush's tax cuts took effect. He promised the measure <br>would add 306,000 <br><br>1,000: Number of new jobs created in the entire <br>country in December. Analysts had expected a gain of <br>130,000 <br><br>1st: This administration is on its way to <br>becoming the first since 1929 (Herbert Hoover) to preside over an overall loss of jobs during its complete term in office <br><br>9 million: Number of US workers unemployed in <br>September 2003 <br><br>80%: Percentage of the Iraqi workforce now unemployed <br><br>55%: Percentage of the Iraqi workforce unemployed <br>before the war <br><br>43.6 million: Number of Americans without health <br>insurance in 2002 <br><br>130: Number of countries (out of total of 191 recognised <br>by the United Nations) with an American military presence <br><br>40%: Percentage of the world's military spending <br>for which the US is responsible <br><br>$10.9 million: Average wealth of the members of <br>Bush's original 16-person cabinet <br><br>88%: Percentage of American citizens who will <br>save less than $100 on their 2006 federal taxes as a <br>result of 2003 cut in capital gains and dividends taxes <br><br>$42,000: Average savings members of Bush's <br>cabinet are expected to enjoy this year as a result in <br>the cuts in capital gains and dividends taxes <br><br>$42,228: Median household income in the US in 2001 <br><br>$116,000: Amount Vice-President Cheney is <br>expected to save each year in taxes <br><br>44%: Percentage of Americans who believe the <br>President's economic growth plan will mostly <br>benefit the wealthy <br><br>700: Number of people from around the world the <br>US has incarcerated in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba <br><br>1st: George W Bush became the first American <br>president to ignore the Geneva Conventions by <br>refusing to allow inspectors access to US-held <br>prisoners of war <br><br>+6%: Percentage change since 2001 in the number <br>of US families in poverty <br><br>1951: Last year in which a quarterly rise in US <br>military spending was greater than the one the previous <br>spring <br><br>54%: Percentage of US citizens who believe Bush <br>was legitimately elected to his post <br><br>1st: First president to execute a federal <br>prisoner in the past 40 years. Executions are typically ordered by separate states and not at federal level <br><br>9: Number of members of Bush's defence policy <br>board who also sit on the corporate board of, or <br>advise, at least one defence contractor <br><br>35: Number of countries to which US has suspended <br>military assistance after they failed to sign <br>agreements giving Americans immunity from prosecution before the International Criminal Court <br><br>$300 million: Amount cut from the federal <br>programme that provides subsidies to poor families so they <br>can heat their homes <br><br>$1 billion: Amount of new US military aid <br>promised Israel in April 2003 to offset the "burdens" of <br>the US war on Iraq <br><br>58 million: Number of acres of public lands Bush <br>has opened to road building, logging and drilling <br><br>200: Number of public-health and environmental <br>laws Bush has attempted to downgrade or weaken <br><br>29,000: Number of American troops - which is <br>close to the total of a whole army division - to have <br>either been killed, wounded, injured or become so ill as to <br>require evacuation from Iraq, according to the Pentagon <br><br>90%: Percentage of American citizens who said <br>they approved of the way George Bush was handling his job <br>as president when asked on 26 September, 2001 <br><br>53%: Percentage of American citizens who approved <br>of the way Bush was handling his job as president <br>when asked on 16 January, 2004 <br><br>Sources: Vanity Fair magazine, Harper's Index, <br>Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, US <br>Army (Washington), US Department of Defence, <br>Iraqbodycount.net, Citizens for Tax Justice, <br>Bureau of Economic Analysis (Washington), New York Times/<br>CBS News Poll (NYC), US Department of Commerce, <br>Cap Gemini Ernst & Young (NYC), Coalition <br>Provisional Authority (Baghdad), World Health <br>Organisation (Geneva), Office of Management and <br>Budget (Washington), Centre for Responsive <br>Politics (Washington), Bush-Cheney '04, Inc (Arlington, <br>Va), Election Systems & Software (Omaha), United States <br>Central Command (Tampa) <br><br>http://www.amnesty.org/<br><br>
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