3555

The number of US deaths in Iraq as of today, June 23, 2007: 3555

These casualties are up from 3287 in my last post on this topic, April 9, 1987.

The source is a database called Iraq Coalition Casualties, which categorizes and numerates all the deaths and casualties of Bush’s Iraq War.

According to the web page Iraq Body Count, between 66,025 and 72,312 Iraqi civilians have been killed by military intervention in their country.

To break it down further, for those who might be interested:

  • The state of Ohio gave 152 (up 10) of its sons and daughters.
  • West Virginia lost 19 of its fine young men and women.

Congress has chosen not to do anything to stop the fighting, so Bush’s war grinds on and on and on.

To our sons and daughters, I say “I’m sorry that our country has let you down.”

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2 responses to “3555

  1. I don’t think Bush should be allowed to use the word “casualties” anymore. I think he should have to say “dead people.” No–make that “dead young people.” Yeah. That’ll work.

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