U.S. military deaths in Iraq pass 9/11 toll

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    U.S. military deaths in Iraq pass 9/11 toll
    Tuesday December 26, 01:39 PM

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    BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The deaths of six more American soldiers in Iraq pushed the U.S. death toll to at least 2,978 -- five more than the number killed in the September 11 attacks -- as bombs killed more than 20 people in Baghdad on Tuesday.

    At least 89 U.S. soldiers have died so far this month, making it the deadliest this year after October's toll of 106, and adding pressure on President George
    W. Bush to find a strategy to extricate 135,000 U.S. troops from the messy war.

    Tens of thousands of Iraqis have died since the invasion in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein, which Bush said was an integral part of the "war on terror" following the Sept 11, 2001, attacks in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.

    U.S. officials say 2,973 people were killed in those attacks, excluding the 19 hijackers.

    The U.S. military reported the six deaths on Tuesday.


    So I suppose the ultimate question is - Was/is it worth it?
    And that is the hardest question to answer. In hindsight we could say yes,it is.But what have we achieved?Ok we toppled Saddam & his regime but we are now faced with a different regime.Things are now out in the open.Who knows what was going on while Saddam was in power or was covered up by state police,ect.
    But anyway,
    RIP to the soldiers who perished.