Statistic or Tragedy? Over 900 Military Deaths in Iraq

Yesterday marked the 901st military death in Iraq since the beginning of the Iraq war, with another 5394 wounded. A year and a half later, and more than half of America is dubious as to the need for the invasion in order to secure ourselves.

Mission Accomplished

May 1: Bush speaks aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln, saying “major combat operations in Iraq have ended.” 139 troops had died at that point, 762 have died since then.

Iraq fatality chart

Facts speak for themselves, major combat operations have not ended. It’s one thing to be wrong, it’s another thing to be 500% wrong. And there’s no end in sight to this catastrophe of a war, with either Bush or Kerry.

American Death Toll in Iraq Reaches 900 [AP/Yahoo!]
Despite Handover, War Was “Mistake” For Americans [Center for Public Opinion and Democracy]
Bush makes historic speech aboard warship [CNN]
U.S. Military Deaths in the Conquest of Iraq (chart)
Iraq Coalition Casualty Count
Poll: On troops issue, many don’t know their candidate [Star Tribune]

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

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