[Kerwin points out that the number of troop deaths in Iraq doesn't seem that bad when you compare it to AIDS, Cancer, and Alcohol related deaths.]
That is 857 killed each year or less than 6 of every 1000 who go there. We loose more Americans by HIV/Aids 14000 which alone which is often spread for just the sake of pleasure. I will not mention the deaths due to alcohol and tobacco which far outpace HIV/Aids and are also lost to personal pleasure. At least those lives lost and Iraq are attempting to obtain natural liberties for others. I am glad France intervened in our own Revolution war.