Between the Katrina aftermath and the war in Iraq, I can’t help wondering what the final body count of the Bush administration’s policies will be; and that’s in American lives, since we’ll probably never have an accurate count of just how many other countries have their own Bush body counts.

Anyway, the American body count in Iraq just reached a new milestone; more than 1,900.

The war in Iraq passed a sobering milepost Tuesday when U.S. officials reported 12 more Americans were killed — eight of them members of the armed forces, raising to more than 1,900 the number of U.S. service members who have died in the country since the invasion.

A Diplomatic Security agent attached to the U.S. State Department and three private American security guards were killed when their convoy was hit by a suicide car bomber Monday in the northern city of Mosul, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad said. The four were attached to the U.S. Embassy’s regional office in Mosul.

At this rate, expect it to top 2,000 before this time next year; well before, now that insurgents have infiltrated security forces. (Meaning, the Iraqi police, etc. Remember when the insurgents made of with thousands of Iraqi police uniforms last year?). Meanwhile, IraqBodyCount.Net puts the Iraqi body count at 29,187. Expect that to hit 30,000 by this time next year.

That is, unless anyone can give me a good reason by we won’t reach those morbid milestones in the next 12 months.

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  1. Brad says:

    I think your estimations are quite optimistic.  By the end of September ’04 the body count was 1062.  At the rate things have been going we’ll hit 2,000 before Thanksgiving, and be approaching 3,000 by this time next year.  The same goes for Iraqi Civilian deaths.  I’d be shocked if there were not yet 30,000 by Thanksgiving, and we may yet surpass 40,000 between now and September ’06.

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