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U.S. Military Deaths in Iraq hit 3,002 January 1, 2007

Posted by Dan in Main, Middle East, Must Read, News, Politics, War.

According to the Associated Press’ count, as of Jan 1, 2007, at least 3,002 members of the U.S. military have died since the outbreak of the war in March of 2003. For comparison, here are the counts for the other nations with troops in Iraq:

  • England: 127
  • Italy: 33
  • Ukraine: 18
  • Poland: 18
  • Bulgaria: 13
  • Spain: 11
  • Denmark: 6
  • El Salvador: 5
  • Slovakia: 4
  • Latvia: 3
  • Estonia: 2
  • Netherlands: 2
  • Thailand: 2
  • Australia: 1
  • Hungary: 1
  • Kazakhstan: 1
  • Romania: 1

Things in Iraq need to change. Now that Saddam Hussein is gone, the Ba’athist loyals should decrease fighting (but if they were to rally, the results would be disastrous). However, general international sentiment towards the US is going to keep our troops specifically targeted. We need a plan (dare I say a “timetable”?) for the phased withdraw of US forces in Iraq, not for any kind of political reasons, but because we will only loose more Americans as time goes on.

I would like to see a 50% reduction in force size by years end. Meaning the current number of 140,000 should drop to 70,000. Its only becoming more dangerous there.

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1. Judy Abbott - January 2, 2007

I still don’t understand why Iraq is still on war when the reason of their war is gone, and i don’t understand why other troops are still in that country, I mean i believe if all the troops left Iraq and let it to its people to decide what to do, i believe their war will come to an ending.

They will face the reality that this is their country and its time for them to fix it , so they will stop the mombo jombo on we are invaded by other countries and those inner wars will stop.

2. iltsar - January 3, 2007

bush think 3k troops oil isn’t bad enough. this is the world police price must be paid for Iraqi oil.

” Judy Abbott // Jan 2nd 2007 at 7:17 am

I still don’t understand why Iraq is still on war when the reason of their war is gone” (SADDAM?)
someone invade their country, they fight each other, a man hanged, the invader gonna leave and people think it’ll stop the mess?
really ?it’s not as easy we think

this is a good song
“What’s wrong with the world mama?
People living like aint got no mamas
I think the whole worlds addicted to the drama
Only attracted to the things that bring you trauma
Overseas yeah we tryin to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin
In the USA the big CIA the Bloodz and the Crips and the KKK
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate

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