war in Iraq
U.S. CASUALTIES: As of Tuesday, May 8, 2007, 3,371 U.S. service members (including 23 Idahoans) have died since the war in Iraq began in March 2003: 2,750 in combat and 621 from non-combat-related incidents and accidents. Injured service members total 25,245. In the last week, 20 U.S. soldiers died.
Since President George W. Bush declared "mission accomplished" aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, 3,225 soldiers have died.
Source: U.S. Dept. of Defense
IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS: Estimated between 62,942 and 68,973.
COST OF IRAQ WAR: $23,902,152,259
-- Shea Andersen and Deanna Darr