100th Soldier Killed in Iraq this Month

On the occasion of the 100th American soldier killed this month in Iraq, comes this list from leading House Dem Nancy Pelosi -- the numbers are from the military and other nonpartisan sources...

As the President tries to distance himself from his “stay the course” slogan, the level of violence in Iraq continues to spiral out of control. October has been deadliest month in nearly two years and still the President and Republicans in Congress refuse to abandon their failed Iraq policy. More than 2,800 American troops have been killed and more than 21,000 brave men and women have been injured. Americans know it is time for a new direction in Iraq.

Cost of Violence in Iraq

Number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq: 2,808 [DoD, 10/27/06]

Number of U.S. troops wounded in Iraq: 21,266 [DoD, 10/27/06]

Number of wounded unable to return to duty: 9,600 [DoD, 10/27/06]

Number of troops killed so far this month (October): 96 – the highest since January 2005 [icasualties.org, 10/27/06]

Number of insurgents in Iraq in November 2003: 5,000 [Brookings Institution, 10/23/06]

Number of insurgents in Iraq in September 2006: 20,000+ [Brookings Institution, 10/23/06]

Number of civilian casualties in Iraq since U.S.-led invasion: estimates range from 39,400 – 62,000 [Brookings Institution, 10/23/06]

Number of multi-fatality bombings in May 2004: 9 [Brookings Institution, 10/23/06]

Number of multi-family bombings in September 2006: 47 [Brookings Institution, 10/23/06]

Average number of daily attacks by insurgents in May 2004: 53 [Brookings Institution, 10/23/06]

Average number of daily attacks by insurgents in September 2006: 105 [Brookings Institution, 10/23/06]

Cost of the War to American Taxpayers

Amount appropriated for the Iraq War

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