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Monday, September 11, 2006

The bitter legacy of 9/11

The Independent & The Independent on Sunday

(September 11 2006)

2,973 - Total number of people killed (excluding the 19 hijackers) in the September 11 2001 attacks

72,000 - Estimated number of civilians killed worldwide since September 11 2001 as a result of the war on terror

2 - Number of years since US intelligence had any credible lead to Osama bin Laden's whereabouts

2,932 - Total number of US servicemen and women killed in Afghanistan and Iraq since September 2001

1,248 - Number of published books relating to the September 11 attacks

$119 million - Ticket sales for anti-Bush documentary Fahrenheit 9/11

$40 billion - Airline industry losses since September 2001

2009 - Date when the official memorial will open at the World Trade Centre site

0 - Hours of intelligence training provided to new FBI agents before 9/11. Now they get 24.

91 per cent - Terror cases from FBI and others that US Justice Dept declined to prosecute in first eight months of 2006

11 Weeks - the 9/11 commission's final report was top of New York Times' non-fiction best-seller list

117 - Number of UK service personnel killed in Iraq since invasion

40 - Number of UK personnel killed in Afghanistan since invasion

7 per cent - People in UK who think US-led war on terror is being won, according to YouGov

1 - Those charged in US with a crime in connection with 9/11

455 - Number of detainees at Guantanamo Bay

77 per cent - Percentage of people in the UK who believe Tony Blair's Middle East policy has made Britain a terrorist target (YouGov)

4,000 - Number of UK troops left in Iraq after British-controlled provinces handed back to Baghdad

18 - The number of times that undercover investigators with fake IDs have breezed through US border checkpoints in a test by the Government Accountability Office

$8 billion - The amount the US will spend this year on hunting Bin Laden and other terrorists


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Bill Totten


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