First off this post isnt so much presenting a debate as it is an informational post for the interested, but I’ve put it here given the contentious nature of the whole Iraq situation. This is a ‘just the facts’ post.
This site here tracks coalition military casualties (in considerable detail).
US military fatalities from hostile action since the outbreak of the war have been:
March - 58
April - 57
(Bush announces major combat is over)
May - 7
June - 18
July - 28
August - 16
September - 18
October - 30
Total 232 deaths from hostile causes, and there are another 123 deaths from non-hostile causes for a total of 355 US military deaths.
117 hostile deaths have occurred in the post-1 May period. Over the last day or so, total deaths from hostile action in this period have now passed the hostile deaths from the period of major combat.
October has been the worst month of the post-war period for hostile deaths.
Another 1,737 soldiers have been wounded in action (and 339 in non-hostile incidents)
Figures for american military wounded (hostile action) for the last few days were:
27 October - 40
26 October - 22
25 October - 18
24 October - 37
23 October - 11