2007 Deadliest Year Since Iraq War Began

November 6, 2007 at 1:56 pm 3 comments


From Yahoo News:

The U.S. military on Tuesday announced the deaths of five more soldiers and one sailor, making 2007 the deadliest year for U.S. troops despite a recent downturn, according to an Associated Press count.

At least 853 American military personnel have died in Iraq so far this year — the highest annual toll since the war began in March 2003, according to AP figures.

The grim milestone passed despite a sharp drop in U.S. and Iraqi deaths here in recent months, after a 30,000-strong U.S. force buildup. There were 39 deaths in October, compared to 65 in September and 84 in August.

I wonder how the Decider who claimed Mission Accomplished in a 2003 G.I. Joe inspired photo op is commemorating this landmark.


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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jeff  |  November 6, 2007 at 5:02 pm

    Sad news. You might be interested in the Wounded Warriors Project. It’s a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness for U.S. troops severely wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan. It really puts a face on the cost of this conflict. Here’s a link:



  • 2. Michael Crawford  |  November 7, 2007 at 12:45 am


    Thanks for the info!

  • 3. Ted  |  November 7, 2007 at 10:34 am

    Makes you wonder how the Bush gang can sleep at night.


    Number of Operations Iraq Freedom and Enduring Freedom casualties as confirmed by U.S. Central Command: 4289


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