Post-Saddam Death Toll Up Slightly

I’ve updated my Iraq-Vietnam comparison graphs with the numbers of US dead in Iraq during the month of January.

Again, I’m getting these figures from the advanced search tool at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund site, and from Lunaville’s page on Iraq coalition casualties. The figures are for the number of US dead per month, without regard to whether the deaths were combat-related.

The first graph shows the first twelve months of the Vietnam war, and the first eleven months of the Iraq war. (Click on any image for a larger version.)

Next, the same chart, with the Vietnam numbers extended out to cover the first four years of the war:

Finally, the chart that gives the US death toll for the entire Vietnam war:

Obligatory note: I am not claiming any military significance in this particular comparison. I’m just talking about the wars’ respective political histories. See lengthy discussion in my previous postings here, here, and here.

The latest figures reinforce the view that we’ll continue suffering 1-2 dead soldiers per day (and some larger number of severely wounded soldiers per day) pretty much forever, or until we decide to declare peacewithhonor and leave.

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  5. Phil Says:

    Hey, trying to link to this post on my site, but the TrackBack link doesn’t seem to be working. Just thought I’d let you know.

  6. John Callender Says:

    The trackback URL is something you enter in the “trackback” field in the Movable Type edit form when you’re creating or updating your entry on your weblog. To link to this item, you should just link to the URL of this items’ individual archive page, at: http://www.lies.com/blog/archives/001475.html

  7. Phil Says:

    Thanks, John. But the link you listed in your post doesn’t seem to work either.

  8. John Callender Says:

    Oh. Duh. Silly MT included the trailing period in the URL it auto-created. I’ve fixed that now.

  9. burningbush Says:

    Jan 7,2005…
    Referring to the campaign to stabilize Iraq, Mr. Bush said: “I know it’s hard, but it’s hard for a reason. And the reason it’s hard is because there are a handful of folks who fear freedom.”

    What an ass we have for president. He alone should be able to clear Iraq of a handful of folks.

  10. chimpy Says:

    We were supposed to be saving the world from WMD (none found) and we were told we’d be welcomed as saviors from Saddam (didn’t happen). What, then, has NOT been a lie from the Bush government?

    Why is the resistance growing in popular support among both Shiite and Sunni Muslims everywhere? Because of the stupid policies of George W. Bush, that’s why. Can anyone think of a way to make more enemies? Short of attacking additional innocent countries, we can’t.

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