Monday, September 18, 2006

War on Terror by Numbers

14,000 – the number of detainees held by the US in secret prisons around the world.

70-90 -- Percentage of 2003 Iraqi detentions that were “mistakes” in a report of US officers to the International Red Cross.

770 -- number of chained, wearing blacked-out goggles prisoners sent to Guantanamo in January 2002. These inmates are described as the “most dangerous” of all prisoners.

455 – population of inmates today.

10 – number of Guantanamo inmates charged with any crime.

98 –Reported amount of worldwide detainee deaths.

14 – number of cases where officials have been punished for a death in detention.

5- number of months of the stiffest sentence in a torture-related death.

ap link (style inspired by Harper's Index)



Blogger tommyspoon said...

I really wish that someone from the conservative side of the aisle could explain this "torture fetish" that has this administration in its grip. Would GWB like one of his daughters treated in the same way that we treat our detainees?

September 18, 2006  
Blogger indymtgpro77 said...


September 18, 2006  
Blogger Jason266 said...

What is even more disgusting is the number of people in our country that thinks these numbers are okay in the interest of our national security. Do we not realize what they will do and have done in the interest of their national security?

September 19, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I may be misreading, but I believe 13000 of the prisoners of the 14000 quoted are in the three named US military prisons in Iraq as opposed to secret prisons. This is not to say that the US should be holding them, just that they are not doing so in secret prisons but rather "beyond the reach of established law".

September 19, 2006  
Blogger John Good said...

52 - The percentile of people who totally got it wrong 2 years ago.

22 - The percentile of knuckle-dragging morons who still support "da shrub".

September 20, 2006  

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