4,000 US military deaths in Iraq


This video from the USA is called IVAW Winter Soldier: Iraq & Afghanistan Vermont Appeal.

By Joe Kay:

US military deaths in Iraq reach 4,000

Eight US soldiers and dozens of Iraqis killed in weekend violence

24 March 2008

At least eight US soldiers were killed in Iraq over the weekend, amid a resurgence of violence underscoring the instability of the US-led military occupation. The number of US soldiers who have died in Iraq now stands at 4,000.

Seven soldiers were killed in two separate roadside bombs in Baghdad, one on Saturday and one on Sunday. The eighth was killed by “indirect fire”—mortar shells or rockets—on Friday south of Baghdad, according to the US military. So far, 27 US soldiers have been killed in the month of March.

Dozens of Iraqis were killed over the weekend in suicide bombings, and in raids carried out by the US.

The US military stated that it killed 17 and captured another 30 in operations centered in Baquba, about 30 miles northeast of Baghdad. According to the Associated Press, “Iraqi police reported a dozen civilians killed in an airstrike” in Baquba, but the military said that all those killed were “insurgents.”

See also here. And here. And here.

97 percent of US death toll came after Bush’s Mission Accomplished’ speech: here.

White House signals continued Iraq escalation as US death toll tops 4,000: here.

9 thoughts on “4,000 US military deaths in Iraq

  1. This comment by Mike Belgrove was wrongly stopped by over sensitive anti spam software, but is retrieved here:

    I’m a Soldier in the U.S. Army and when I heard news of the 4000 death mark I became sick to my stomach. I\’m lucky enough to have been to Iraq and return home to my family but so many of my fellow Soldiers have not been as fortunate. And in my heart i feel like every one of those 4000 deaths our president is to be blamed for.

    I\’ve opened up a discussion on my blog so I can talk to people and answer their questions and hopefully make people understand that not all military are supporting this war and that every one of those deaths was important and unneeded. I\’d like it you\’d stop by and toss in your two cents.

    I’m all for defending my country but U.S. did not need to be defended from Iraq.

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  2. http://rawstory.com/news/2008/Seven_out_of_10_Iraqis_want_0317.html

    Seven out of 10 Iraqis want foreign forces to leave: poll
    03/17/2008 @ 5:06 am
    Filed by Agence France-Presse

    LONDON (AFP) – More than two-thirds of Iraqis believe US-led coalition forces should leave, according to a poll conducted for British television ahead of the fifth anniversary of the Iraq invasion.

    The ORB/Channel 4 News survey suggested that 70 percent thought multinational forces should withdraw.

    Yet some 40 percent of the 4,000 people surveyed said they wanted the United States to play a bigger role in rebuilding Iraq and 36 percent wanted more British involvement.

    Overall, the wide-ranging poll painted a mixed picture of Iraqi attitudes, contrasting their bleak daily existence with a surprisingly positive attitude about the future.

    It threw up stark statistics on the human cost of war, which began on March 20, 2003, its effect on infrastructure and daily life, plus the bloody sectarian violence that erupted in the aftermath of the invasion.

    A quarter of those surveyed said they had lost a family member to murder. In Baghdad, that figure rose to nearly half (45 percent).

    Some 81 percent had suffered power cuts and 43 percent had experienced drinking water shortages. In the last month, more than a quarter (28 percent) had been short of food.

    Opinions varied on progress towards democracy.

    Less than a quarter (23 percent) thought military action would prove to have been in Iraq’s long-term interests but 55 percent were optimistic about the future — although 48 percent of the minority Sunni were not.

    Some 45 percent said they were satisfied with the pace of change, compared with 40 percent who were not; and just over two-thirds (68 percent) predicted Iraq would “one day be peaceful and normal.”

    Four out of five people said their own area was already trouble-free.

    * ORB and its local partner IIACSS interviewed 4,000 Iraqis in person between February 24 and March 5.

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  3. 4,000 Deaths – 435 Town Halls

    We just passed another tragic milestone with the 4,000th death of U.S. soldiers in Iraq, while the uncounted death toll of innocent Iraqis climbs beyond 1 million.

    Yet in April, Congress will vote to give George Bush another $102 billion blank check for Iraq on top of past blank checks for $562 billion – unless we finally persuade our Representatives to Just Say No .

    One great way to persuade a Representative is to hold a Town Hall Meeting and fill the hall with people who care and are willing to speak passionately. That gets their attention!

    Democrats.com has 500,000 members, roughly 1,000 in each district. That’s more than enough to fill 435 Iraq Town Halls, if just two committed activists in each district will take the lead in organizing one. We’ve created web tools and assembled useful links to make this easier.

    Will you help us organize an Iraq Town Hall?
    http://www.democrats.com/iraq-town-halls

    Thanks for all you do!

    Our Iraq Town Halls dovetail with several important new Iraq organizing efforts:

    Progressive Democrats of America just launched its Healthcare NOT Warfare campaign to bring our troops home from Iraq and use the savings to pass H.R. 676, Rep. John Conyers’ bill which guarantees comprehensive publicly-funded, privately-delivered health care for everyone in the U.S. Please sign their petition:
    https://www.thedatabank.com/dpg/309/personal2.asp?formid=healthpet

    Win Without War wants Rep. John Murtha, Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, to provide funding only for the safe and timely redeployment of U.S. troops out of Iraq. Please sign their letter:
    http://tinyurl.com/3aaoxw

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  4. So? … A Note from Michael Moore
    Michael Moore – “It would have to happen on Easter Sunday, wouldn`t it, that the 4,000th American soldier would die in Iraq. Play me that crazy preacher again, will you, about how maybe God, in all his infinite wisdom, may not exactly be blessing America these days. Is anyone surprised? 4,000 dead. Unofficial estimates are that there may be up to 100,000 wounded, injured, or mentally ruined by this war. And there could be up to a million Iraqi dead. We will pay the consequences of this for a long, long time. God will keep blessing America”

    http://www.kibush.co.il/show_file.asp?num=25955

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