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(Added on Memorial Day 2004: count updated since...)

US military deaths in the Iraq "war", so far : 4,486
Total military deaths in the Iraq "war", so far : 4,804

Source: http://icasualties.org

-- a site which in 2009 began to read,

Please Select Database:
Iraq
Afghanistan...

-- and now in 2010... and now 2011... 2012... still reads that way --

Afghanistan Coalition Military Fatalities, so far : 3,183...

-- and now too in 2011, Libya?
And now in 2012 who or what will be called-in to pacify the Greeks?
"Unthinkable", you say... "And anyway the Greeks are far away and the US has no 'interests'..."
"But perhaps we could find some local colonels, who might help..."
The beat goes on... la di da di dee...

"Solitudinem faciunt, pacem appellant / They make a desolation and they call it peace."
-- the Caledonian chieftain Calgacus, describing the Roman Empire, Tacitus Agr 30.

 

Total Iraqi civilian deaths in the Iraq "war", on any given date:
* President Bush, as of Dec 12, 2005: "about 30,000..."
* Iraq Body Count (US volunteer group), as of Dec 28, 2006: "52,054 to 57,617"
* Iraq Index (Brookings Institution), as of Oct 31, 2006: "70,100"
* Iraq Health Minister Ali Al-Shemari, as of Nov 2006: "150,000"
* Lancet UK medical journal, as of July 31, 2006: "426,369 to 793,663"
Sources: Congressional Research Service, Iraq Body Count,
per The San Francisco Chronicle, Jan 1 2007, page A10,
compiled by Johnny Miller, Chronicle research librarian.

 

And just one among many ironies, in all of this...

VA edits tally of U.S. war wounded (NY Times, January 30, 2007)
"For the last few months, anyone / who consulted the Veterans Affairs Department's Web site to learn how many U.S. troops had been wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan, the number shown was 50,508. But on Jan. 10, without explanation, the figure plummeted to 21,649..."
http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/01/30/MNG5ENRBRR1.DTL

The Who warned us, 'way back in 1971:
"We won't get fooled again...
[but]
Meet the New Boss, same as the Old Boss..."

 

Cost of the Iraq "war", so far:
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Source: http://costofwar.com

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