Milestone in Iraq War

Sunday, March 19, 2006
Volokh has the numbers:

Grim Milestone Reached: US Deaths in Iraq Surpass Worst Month in Vietnam.--

As the War in Iraq approaches its third anniversary on March 20, 2006, U.S. military deaths in Iraq have just passed another grim milestone. The worst month of U.S. military deaths in Vietnam was May 1968: 2,316 lives. The second worst month in Vietnam was February 1968: 2,293 lives.

According to the website ICasualties.org, which tracks U.S. military deaths in Iraq, the total U.S. military deaths in Iraq since March 20, 2003 is 2,317 lives, one more than the worst month in Vietnam. In this count of 2,317 deaths, ICasualties.org includes 5 reported U.S. deaths pending Department of Defense confirmation.

4 comments:

Seneca the Younger said...

Isn't that amazing? To get "Iraq" and "Viet Nam" into the same story, they've got to compare three years in Iraq with a particular month of the Viet Nam war.

terrye said...

seneca:

I have often wondered if we could fight a war today. A real long ugly war that left tens of thousands of men dead.

I have my doubts.

We might just have to replace Lady Liberty's torch with a white flag.

Tell me I am wrong.

BTW I am hoping there was some sarcasm in the milestone post if you know what I mean.

flenser said...

Having read the post and its comments, it turns out that the author was actually serious, and seems to think he was making a useful point about something. But he was not being sarcastic.

The commenters there are tearing strips off him.

terrye said...

flenser:

Amazing isn't it?