link US soldiers are dying at a rate of 2-3 a day. If the occupation continues for the 4 years the administration tells us it's expected to (without escalation) at the same uncontrollable pace (and I don't think this type of grassroots rebellion is suppressible), we'll see at least 3 or 4,000 dead US servicemen and servicewomen. It's not Vietnam's 60,000 dead, but in this day and age, how many dead kids are the American people willing to put up with? And for what reasons are we still there? There are no WMD, Saddam is gone (or if he comes back we've shown how easy it'll be to get rid of him again) and the oilfields are safely under the care of Halliburton. Of course it's worse for the civilians of Iraq, who are dying in much larger numbers -- about 7,000 at last count. It's becoming clear that the anti-war were right about the whole thing -- the Iraqi people didn't like Saddam, but they absolutely hate us.