Email of the week:†

Sent by Carol

Regardless of where you stand on the issue of the U.S. involvement in Iraq , hereís a sobering statistic.

There has been a monthly average of 160,000 troops in the Iraq theatre of operations during the last 22 months and a total of 2,112 deaths

That gives a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000 soldiers.The firearm death rate in Washington D.C. is 80.6 per 100,000 persons for the same period.

That means that you are about 25% more likely to be shot and killed in the U.S. Capitol than you are in Iraq.

Conclusion: The U.S. should pull out of Washington.