Wednesday, January 9, 2008


We have now gone through a caucus and a primary and we are wondering who you think might best stop what is described in the story below? The presidential field is narrowing and according to all exit polling getting out of Iraq is still uppermost on the minds of voters. We invite your comments. Just click on "comments" at the end of the story below and tell us who you think would do the best job of getting us out Iraq and why you think they are better than anyone else running for President of the United States.

US military deaths in Iraq at 3,911

By The Associated Press Tue Jan 8, 9:05 PM ET

As of Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008, at least 3,911 members of the U.S. military have died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,183 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.

The AP count is the same as the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EST.

The British military has reported 174 deaths; Italy, 33; Ukraine, 18; Poland, 21; Bulgaria, 13; Spain, 11; Denmark, seven; El Salvador, five; Slovakia, four; Latvia, three; Estonia, Netherlands, Thailand, Romania, two each; and Australia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, South Korea, one death each.

The latest identifications reported by the military:

• Army Spc. James D. Gudridge, 20, Carthage, N.Y.; died Sunday in Baghdad after his vehicle struck an explosive; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.

• Army Pfc. Timothy R. Hanson, 23, Kenosha, Wis.; died Monday in Salmon Pak of wounds from small-arms fire; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Benning, Ga.
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