Tuesday, December 26, 2006

U.S. deaths in Iraq exceed 9-11 count

By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA, Associated Press Writer

7 BAGHDAD, Iraq - Three more American soldiers were killed in Iraq, officials said Tuesday, pushing the U.S. military death toll to at least 2,975 — two more than the number killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

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The deaths — announced Tuesday — raised the number of troops killed to 2,975 since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes at least seven military civilians.

The Sept. 11, 2001, attacks claimed 2,973 victims in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania. Opponents of President Bush have criticized him for raising the attacks as a justification for the protracted fight in Iraq.

Source: AP

Sadly enough, the claimed reason behind the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan was the war on terrorism which was the result of the 9/11 attacks on the world trade center. There are two ways at looking at the above numbers now.

In rescue, a team of 5 might be sent to rescue 2, which probably the whole team could die attempting to rescue the two. However a rescue is a rescue and the other 2 cannot be left out.

Possibly, Bush was doing a "rescue" in his own way, and perhaps, his war, especially the one on Iraq, was a wrong call. More men had died, and did the terrorism stop?

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