Mission Accomplished: 59,498 dead

38,813: The number of “individuals in Iraq killed, injured, or kidnapped as a result of incidents of terrorism” in 2006, according to statistics from the National Counterterrorism Center released Monday by the State Department.

20,685: The number of “individuals in Iraq killed, injured, or kidnapped as a result of incidents of terrorism” in 2005.

Add them together, and you get 59,498 dead in two years in a country with a population one-tenth that of the United States.

Tim Grieve | Salon