Now that Obama has officially declared the end of the Iraq War aka “Operation Iraqi Freedom”, I thought it’d be interesting to see how many American lives were actually lost during September 11, 2001 compared to how many were lost during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars (invasions).
Based on the sites I found that mention the casualties:
The terrorist attacks killed 2,973 victims in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania (source)
US Military Deaths in Iraq: 4417
US Military Deaths in Afghanistan (to date): 1267
This of course is not counting the over tens of thousands wounded American soldiers.
So there you have it:
American lives lost on 9/11: 2973
American lives lost in the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars: 5684
That’s almost double the amount! Hmm…so if their true motive was going after Al-Qaeda and “terrorists” with these two wars, then I guess we can see who truly won?
What are your thoughts?