- To date this month there have been 68 Americans killed in Iraq.
- Of those, 47 were killed as the direct result of an IED attack alone. That's 70%.
- A total of 51 were killed as a result of a combination of an IED/small arms/RPG attack. That's 75%.
Without question our forces inflict severe casualties on any forces that dare to attack them. Certainly they have killed many who were in the process of planting IEDs. But the insurgents have exacted their own toll in return, often with no direct cost to themselves. This is what our soldiers are up against.