There was a post last week (I think) that showed that since the beginning of the Iraq war we have lost 1000 soldiers.
But to keep it in perspective, there were more murders in Chicago during the same period. Same for Detroit. Same for LA. Same for New York City.
Well, since you brought up the notion of perspective, all of these casualty figures, tragic in themselves, are dwarfed by the daily butcher's bill from abortions in this country. The average daily slaughter is in the range of 3000-4000, given the yearly totals since the tragedy of Roe v. Wade. Interesting how liberals never shed a tear for thousands of dead a day, their hands literally drenched in the blood of innocents, yet weep and wail and blame Bush for 1000 dead in Iraq.