Thursday, May 5, 2011

Retaliation ain't cheap

Casualties in Iraq

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The Human Cost of Occupation

American Military Casualties in Iraq

Total In Combat American Deaths
Since war began (3/19/03): 4452 

Since "Mission Accomplished" (5/1/03)   4311

Since Obama Inauguration (1/20/09): 224

American Wounded Official Estimated
Total Wounded: 33023 Over 100000
Latest Fatality April 29, 2011
Page last updated 05/1/11 11:23 am EDT
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U.S. Wounded
Daily DoD Casualty Release
320,000 Vets Have Brain Injuries

18 Vet Suicides Per Day

Iraqi Casualties

Other Coalition Troops - Iraq
US Military Deaths - Afghanistan
Other Military Deaths - Afghanistan
Contractor Employee Deaths - Iraq
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Academics Killed - Iraq
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Spadoman said...

Thanks for posting these numbers and letting the truth be out there. Hope all is good with you these days. We're holding our own here, waiting for Spring, but it's taking its sweet time getting here this year. Peace

Anonymous said...

Hey there~ How goes it?
I can not relate to all the bin Laden media hype or the raucus crowds in the streets.
The US can perpetuate the vicious cycle of violence.

This post is meant to encourage us to take pause & check out the big picture & the fact that our revenge served to exponentially cause more problems.

WE need to demand an end to the wars.

We've had some nice weather here in between major rain.

Fran said...

I am reprinting this response from the last post because the 2 are related....

al Qaeda is now vowing revenge.
I suppose one could argue that of the over 1 million who died in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks, OBL should have been one of deceased.
He certainly was a cancer in civilization.
But the resulting killing spree,(US invasion of Iraq) even more deadly than the initial attacks, can hardly be justified.

I realize we will not all be joining in a chorus of Kumbya, but I think Gandhi had it right
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.

The initial 9-1-11 attacks killed 3000 people, we went to Iraq & killed over 1 million people, plus 4400 of our own soldiers doing so, and Iraq was not even involved in the attacks-- and we STILL have a military presence there, plus Afghanistan.

Our country has spiraled out of control in this revenge mode, more of our own troops have died than in the initial attacks.

It is senseless. Not only has it cost so many innocent lives, but it brought this country to it's knees in bankruptcy. The element of common sense is absent in the justification of continued wars.