Wednesday, April 18

In Case People Haven't Heard

With all the news about Imus and VT, and soon a gun control debate, Iraq has seemed to vanish from the news. So I thought I would just remind people of a few numbers.

American Deaths In Iraq Total In Combat
Since war began (3/19/03): 3311 2706
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03) 3172 2598
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 2850 2401
Since Handover (6/29/04): 2452 2073
Since Election (1/31/05): 1874 1810

American Wounded Official Estimated
Total Wounded: 24645 23000 - 100000

I don't often refer to number of dead in Iraq, but I can't help it today. Especially when 127 more people were killed from bombings in Baghdad today. Which is now only part of the 1/2 hour update. Barely above a crash involving a Governor.