Iraq Coalition Casuality Count

| August 15, 2003

With U.S. and U.K. casualties in Iraq mounting each day, mainstream media have begun downplaying the human costs of Bush's quagmire. This web site offers a helpful statistical breakdown of Coalition dead and wounded by time period. Since July 2, for example, when President Bush sportily challenged terrorists groups to, 'Bring Them On,' 62 soldiers have been brought home in flag-draped caskets.

The site reports that an average of seven soldiers died per day between March 20 and April 9, a number that dropped to one per day between April 10 (Baghdad's fall) and May 1. Since then the daily average has risen to 1.34 deaths. The site also offers causes of death, ranging from apparent heat stress to traffic accident. The majority of deaths, however, continue to be combat-related. The site also lists names of deceased soldiers, their rank and home state, as well as information on the wounded. Links to the site's sources are also provided.
-- Adam Overland

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