I found this at ‘Informed Comment’:
AP reports that the one-day total for war-related violence in Iraq, including the police station bombing in Tikrit reported here yesterday morning, came to 30. That is about 11,000 persons a year if the rate were constant and extrapolated out. In fact, the wire services manage to report only a fraction of daily deaths from war-related violence. And, of course there is a sense in which a lot of the murders are an indirect result of the poor security produced by the guerrilla war.
I was sick three days last week. That means I will be sick 150+ days this year if the rate remains constant and is extrapolated out.
Close to 3,000 people were killed on September 11th. That is over a million people a year if the rate remains constant and extrapolated out.