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2004-11-01, 04:10
to vote....

need a reason to vote one way or the other?

The death toll for U.S. troops in Iraq passed 1,000 on Tuesday, a milestone marking the continuing high cost of the war 16 months after President Bush declared an end to major combat and more than two months since the nominal return of sovereignty to Iraq.

The total, which reached 1,001, included 756 combat deaths, according to icasualties.org, a Web site that tallies U.S. military casualties in Iraq mainly from U.S. military news releases. Including combat and noncombat causes, 862 U.S. troops have died since May 1 last year, and 147 have died since the return of sovereignty on June 28.

The daily casualty toll has been slowly rising since major combat operations ended - it now averages more than two deaths each day. April was the deadliest month of the war, with 135 U.S. soldiers losing their lives during a broad uprising in central and southern Iraq. Fifty-four U.S. troops died in July, 66 in August, and 23 so far in September.

Latest Fatality October 30th, 2004

American Deaths

Since war began (3/19/03): 865
Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03): 754
Since Capture of Saddam (12/13/03): 561
Since Handover (6/29/04): 233
Americans Wounded: 8039
US Military Deaths in Afghanistan: 139

The wounded numbers above reflect the official count as released by the U.S. military. However, there are other estimates that 12,000 soldiers have been treated for illness, non-combat injury and combat injury since March of 2002.

The Landstuhl Regional Medical Center has been a fixture on America's military landscape for more than five decades, serving as midway point for wounded troops returning home for treatment.

Since President Bush declared Iraq combat operations over in May 2003, nearly 3,000 servicemen and women have been wounded in action. More than half that number did not return to duty, reflecting the high number of combat casualties, and serious nature of injuries, from Iraq.


At least 5,000 civilians may have been killed during the invasion of Iraq, an independent research group has claimed. As more evidence is collated, it says, the figure could reach 10,000.

Iraq Body Count (IBC), a volunteer group of British and US academics and researchers, compiled statistics on civilian casualties from media reports and estimated that over 10,000 civilians* died in the conflict.

*innocent women & children are included in that count

the weapons of mass destructions weren't there....now thousands of lives aren't there anymore either

thanks george

2004-11-01, 12:01
There was a study (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A8243-2004Oct29.html) done that estimated that 100,000 Iraqis have died. Yet most people continue to believe that the Iraqis are better off now that Saddam Hussein is not in power.

2004-11-02, 11:43
I don't know what to say. I don't have a clue as to who I'd vote for. But you guys seem to have a good idea. Whoever wins, may God be with him and the American people.