Truth by Numbers
Q How many American soldiers died while in custody of the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War (i.e., between March 15, 1962 and March 28,1973)?
A 114 -- from all causes
Q How many Iraqi prisoners, i.e., soldiers and civilians, have died while in custody of the United States during the 2 year and counting illegal invasion of Iraq?
A 108 as of March 17, 2005 -- mostly from "violent causes"
Look in the mirror, America. Look in the goddamned mirror.
The North Vietnamese killed 114 POWs in captivity over 11 years, or an average of just over 10 per year. The US has killed 108 Iraqi prisoners in 2 years, or an average of 54 per year. The US has killed over 5 times more prisoners per year than North Vietnam did.