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US deaths in Iraq plunge to wartime low

November 1, 2008


— U.S. deaths in Iraq fell in October to their lowest monthly level of the war, matching the record low of 13 fatalities suffered in July. Iraqi deaths fell to their lowest monthly levels of the year.

Eight of the 13 Americans died in combat, most of them in northern Iraq where al-Qaida and other Sunni insurgent groups remain active. The U.S. military suffered 25 deaths in September and 23 in August.

In Afghanistan, meanwhile, 15 U.S. military deaths were reported for October. The monthly toll in that combat theater had been in the 20s since June, when 28 Americans were killed - the worst one-month total since that war began in late 2001.


Boeing 9 years, 4 months ago

Merrill - the article isn't about the war being a "bargain" or not, so shut it for a change, or at least attack the article, not just mindlessly copy and paste your trash like every other post on every other day. The article is about brave American soldier and how, even though 1 is too many to lose, at least we are not losing the horrific numbers we were before. We need to get out of Iraq, sure, but we won't tomorrow, so for tomorrow, I just hope no more Americans lose their lives. Jeez I'd be tempted to vote Repub just to cancel out your vote of annoyance.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years, 4 months ago

Bozo: "... the 4200 already killed there who are still dead, not to mention the tens of thousands who've been maimed and crippled, who are still maimed and crippled."Rumor has it that the current occupant talks to God.Perhaps he could negotiate a reprieve for 2-many thousands.Or, maybe, God just works in mystifying ways,employing evil men and dolts to realize the Divine Plan.What a meteoric swan dive for the Swaggering One.

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 9 years, 4 months ago

Only 13 killed? I'm sure their families are thrilled. As are the families of the 4200 already killed there who are still dead, not to mention the tens of thousands who've been maimed and crippled, who are still maimed and crippled. And we've still got at least a $3 trillion tab to pay off for this mess.And what did it get us? 4 million refugees who are victims of ethnic cleansing who can probably never return home, and a government incapable of doing much of anything, except perhaps plunge the country back into full-out civil war. Yea, the good news just keeps on coming.

Richard Heckler 9 years, 4 months ago

Campaign rhetoric from the white house unjournalism staff.At $341,400,000 a day in Iraq this is no bargain. The money could be betters spent at home aka USA creating jobs that cannot be outsourced,funding HR676 medical insurance for all, developing new energy sources and prosecuting the republican administration for war crimes. The repub latest escapade into Syria is just another violation of international law just like Iraq. The USA government does not have unlimited authority around the world. The repub party is largest law breaker in our nations history:Isn't it odd each time our nations financial institutions crumble there are Bush family near by and a McCain still in office?Who has history with financial institutions going south such as the savings and loan scandal? Republicans! The Most Reprehensible of the Keating Five. The story of "the Keating Five" has become a scandal rivaling Teapot Dome and Watergate ... Who hosted the Iran Contra secret illegal sale of weapons? Republicans! Who brought the nation Iran Contra number 2? Republicans! Which party illegally spied on the democrats to win an election? Republicans! Watergate! Which party held secret energy meetings and refused our elected officials its' content and who attended? GW Bush and the republicans!CRIME: Which party lied to congress and the world,went against military advice and created the worst strategic blunder in the history of the USA aka Iraq War? Republican Party!Which party has held secret oil deals with Saudi Arabia?Republicans! Secret Oil deals for Iraq Oil- Republicans! AGAINST DEMOCRACY : PNAC's policy document, "Rebuilding America's Defences," openly advocates for total global military domination. Many PNAC members hold highest-level positions in the George W. Bush administration.

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