Tuesday, September 07, 2004

More Than 1,000 U.S. Deaths in Iraq

BAGHDAD, Iraq Sept. 7, 2004 — U.S. military deaths in the Iraq campaign passed 1,000 Tuesday, an Associated Press tally showed, as a spike in fighting with both Sunni and Shiite insurgents killed seven Americans in scattered clashes in the Baghdad area.

The count includes 998 U.S. troops and three civilian contractors killed while working for the Pentagon. The tally was compiled by the AP based on Pentagon records, AP reporting from Iraq, and reports from soldiers' families.

There were about 200 U.S. deaths in Iraq at the time President Bush declared victory over a year ago.

Losing over 1,000 U.S. citizens by invading a country that did not pose any threat to the U.S. and was not involved in any way in the 9/11/01 attack on the U.S. is a serious crime, not leadership. President Bush should be impeached immediately.