According to this site, the cost of dubya's war in Iraq is now up to 3,495 American troops (3,771 coalition troops in total).
This past month (May, 2007), 127 American troops (out of 132 total Coalition troops) lost their lives in dubya's war.
One would have to go back to November 2004 (137) and April 2004 (135) to find a higher casualty numbers.
And unless I am reading the chart wrong, this past month was the third worst complete month of the entire war. So far (there are no guarantees).
June isn't beginning much calmer either.
Fourteen American soldiers were killed in three deadly days in Iraq, the U.S. military said Sunday, including four in a single roadside bombing and one who was struck by a suicide bomber while on a foot patrol southwest of the capital.Tell me about this "surge". How was it supposed to work, exactly?