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As of Monday, July 4, 2005, at least 1,744 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. At least 1,343 died as a result of hostile action. The figures include five military civilians.
The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated at 10 a.m. EDT Friday.
The latest identification reported by the military:
• Army Spc. Ryan J. Montgomery, 22, Greensburg, Ky.; died Sunday when an explosive detonated near his vehicle in Baghdad, Iraq; assigned to the Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 623rd Field Artillery Regiment, Campbellsville, Ky.
Originally posted by ThatsJustWeird
Originally posted by Tapeworm
The Admin lied to start the war so why should I believe anything else, such as an "official" count of dead US military. It is obvious they would tend to keep this number low as possible. Support for the war is dwindling, evident by Bush's speech the other night reminding us all why we are in Iraq. I just can't believe anything that comes from the gov't plain and simple. While it may not be 9,000 dead, I know that the official count is far from true also. Support the troops! Bring them home!
If it was up to the government we wouldn't know any death count at all. The death count is not from the gov. It's from numerous sources, namely the military who HAS to keep a death count. They have NO reason to cover up any deaths as military leaders didn't want to go to war the way we did either.
Besides your hatred of Bush is there any reason why you don't believe the 1800 number?