This Just In...War STILL On.
Thanks a lot, George. Thanks for embroiling our great nation in an unwinnable, unnecessary tussle with countries that have been fighting for thousands of years WITHOUT OUR HELP. Thanks for your frequent use of the word, "CRUSADE," a real popular word with the Middle East going back to, um, OH, The Crusades. Thanks for poaching young American men and women from poor urban and rural communities and sending them overseas so that if they come back and have enough limbs they can get that college degree you promised them. Thanks for the costliest war in our history behind World War II.
Thanks for NOTHING.
Click here to listen to Dirk Powell's recording of Poor Soldier while you scan these likely already outdated stats. The ticker below is just US GIs. We will never, ever be able to accurately pinpoint the number of casualties on all sides, including the long-term damage done to the Iraqi people, what's left of them, anyway.
American Military Casualties in Iraq
Since war began (3/19/03):
2770 in combat
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) (the list)
2662 in combat
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03):
Footnote: How long ago was this? I hadn't even moved out of my X's house yet.
2464 in combat
Since Handover (6/29/04):
2137 in combat
Since Election (1/31/05):
1874 in combat
Sources: DoD, CentCom, MNF, and iCasualties.org