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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 still reads that way,

Afghanistan Coalition Military Fatalities, so far : 3,473...

-- and now too in 2011, Libya?

-- aaand 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 other 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..."

 

-- Aaaand now, in 2014, for the following: an expansion of an Internet "counter" I've listed forever here -- since 2004 at least, I think -- to show dramatically the "cost(s)" of the US War in Iraq -- the following effort has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for 2014, or so they say on their website... I hope they win...

 

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National Priorities Project -- 30th Anniversary


https://www.nationalpriorities.org/cost-of/

"What counts as national security depends on your perspective. Some people consider wars overseas to be national security."

 

"Others consider the U.S. military, fighter aircraft, and the American nuclear weapon stockpile to be national security."

 

"Some people consider giving weapons to other countries to be national security."

 

"After Sept. 11, 2001, we created the Department of Homeland Security and poured hundreds of billions of dollars into it, and some people consider that to be national security."

 

"Others think of national security as having enough to eat, a place to live, plus health care, clean air to breathe and water to drink, and access to an education."

 

"Trade-offs: what else could these dollars buy?"
https://www.nationalpriorities.org/tradeoffs/081114/

"Does our [US national] budget reflect your priorities?"

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-- this -- my presentation of the above on this "FYI France" website -- is not an anti-war statement -- that would be irrelevant, to a site devoted to books & libraries & The Internet in France -- and besides I don't agree with that, I do believe "the use of force is failure", as an old Chinese proverb advises, but sometimes we do fail... and for such failures we must be and must remain prepared... although not so well-prepared as some of us are or want to be, the line between over-preparation & self-fulfilling prophecy being a very thin one in these military arenas, as Dwight Eisenhower so famously warned all of us, such a long time ago...

Military-Industrial Complex Speech, Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
http://coursesa.matrix.msu.edu/~hst306/documents/indust.html

 

Here on a site devoted to online digital information, however, the above represents an outstanding use of same, I believe -- which makes it very relevant here -- the Internet brings us not only very much data plus some sometimes-good information, it also connects us in new and more effective ways for our other non-digital interests and activities, including policy & politics & the-way-we-spend-our-money, on education & libraries & in other arenas.

So this FYI France site shows many, including them, how the French do it -- also, in the above instance, how we in the US do things -- it would be good for The World if we were to have many-such similar to the above, I believe, a "nationalpriorities" site for every nation... someday, one can hope... that would be one of the best uses made so far, of our new online networked digital information tool and its Internet, I think. JK.

 

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