Thursday, March 23, 2006

Coalition of the forgotten

It appears to me that as our liberation of Iraq continues, you hear less and less about the coalition. I verified this by searching Lexis. In 2003, there were more than 1000 references to the term "Coalition Forces and Iraq" in major newspapers. In 2004 there were 729. In 2005 there were 242. So far this year, 49. Here is what this coalition looks like using information from the Brookings Institute showing troop strength by country in the thousands:

From everything I've read, most of the countries in the "Other" column are looking for ways to gracefully disappear over a sand dune.

1 comment:

dearpeter said...

Read your article on OpEdNews about Bush's 36 allies claim. I totally agree with your point. It's incredible what gets declared "not worthy news" these days.