Tuesday, November 6, 2007

2007 deadliest year for Americans in Iraq

After the little debacle I had with some of Michelle Malkin's readers, I'm keeping this brief. I'm hoping the issues Valour-IT have had with me won't be riled again.

BAGHDAD - Five more U.S. troops and a sailor were killed in Iraq, the military said Tuesday — making 2007 the deadliest year for American forces in Iraq, according to an Associated Press count.

At least 853 U.S. 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. Some 850 troops died in 2004.

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.
---------------I know a few of my new right-wing readers will point to the surge, but this death toll is obviously still something we should recognize and reflect upon.

and again,