Six Years On


In every edition of Boise Weekly, we wrap up the citydesk column with a couple of numbers under the heading "war in Iraq."

Here's this week's numbers:
• U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, March 17, 2009, 4,260 U.S. service members (including 31 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 3,424 in combat and 836 from non-combat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 31,131. In the last week, three U.S. soldiers died.
• Since President Barack Obama was inaugurated on Jan. 20, 31 soldiers have died. (Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense)
• IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 91,121 and 99,500. (Source:
• COST OF IRAQ WAR: $605,539,591,125 (Source:

Six years today since the invasion of Iraq, it seemed like a good time to revisit this clip.