The number of deaths of American soldiers in Iraq as of today, August 9, 2007: 3684
These casualties are up from 3555 (up 129) since my last post on this topic, June 23, 2007.
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 69,045 and 75,495 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 156 (up 4) of its sons and daughters.
- West Virginia lost 19 of its fine young men and women.
Congress and the politicians keep on talking and talking, while Bush’s war grinds on and on and on.
It’s way too easy to just type down these statistics, forgetting that these numbers represent young men and women, children of parents, fathers and mothers of children waiting for them at home.
Does it ever make you angry?