Thursday, October 04, 2007

Iraq War: Quarterly Update

The numbers are getting rigged so frequently now to justify The Surge they are mostly meaningless. Such arbitrary devices as using the direction the bullet was traveling before impacting some poor Iraqi civilian's skull to determine if killing counts as sectarian makes virtually all of the statistics now available useless.

American Military Deaths
3rd quarter 2007 .... 229*
3rd quarter 2006 .... 180
War Total .......... 3,809*

* The official totals do not at least count two soldiers who died of their wounds several months after returning stateside. Nor are an uncounted number of stateside suicides resulting from war service included in the official toll.

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