Sunday, September 02, 2007

An argument Bush can't make

According to Forbes,
As of Sunday, Sept. 2, 2007, at least 3,738 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes seven military civilians. At least 3,061 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is three higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EDT.
According to, there were 47,359 "hostile deaths" and 10,797 "non-hostile deaths" in Vietnam. I'll bet Bush is wishing he could say that American deaths in Iraq are far below 10% of the American deaths in Vietnam. Why are we being such babies about it?

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