Tobacco Road Fogey

'puters, politics, and occasional prattle.

trfogey -at- yahoo.com


Enter your email address below to subscribe to
Tobacco Road Fogey!


powered by Bloglet
This page is powered by Blogger. Isn't yours? Weblog Commenting by HaloScan.com
Listed on BlogShares


Sunday, March 30, 2003
 

Facts can be so inconvenient

Here's the best answer I've seen to Professor Nicholas "a million Mogadishus" De Genova, from Cato the Youngest:
Estimates of the Somali death toll at Mogadishu range from 500 to 1,000. Take the low number, and its a 500:18, or 27.7: 1, kill ratio. The CIA World Factbook - Iraq estimates the population of Iraq at a bit over 24,000,000. What the hell, let's round up to 25 million - 25,000,000 / 500 = 50,000.

There aren't anywhere near enough Iraqis for a million Mogadishus, even if you hand out AK-47s to the toddlers. (And what would De Genova think of giving guns to children?)

The way I figure it, Cato, Professor De Genova must be asking us to add a few more members to the Axis of Evil.

In that subtle, roundabout way that the antiwar leftists use to confuse us warmongering Neanderthals, of course.
  





Blogroll Me!