So, I look at CNN.com on a daily basis usually. Today's poll is "Are the U.S. and coalition casualty figures in Iraq higher than you expected?" Now, this really bothers me that most people believe there has been more than expected casualties. I can only hope people have voted this way because they thought that Iraq would be an "easy out". Otherwise, people need to read more history. This poll was not about whether you believe we should be there or not, so lets try and keep that out of this thread. What I am ranting about is the lack of historical knowledge most americans, and probably other people, contain. Is it really that obscure that the taking of Berlin took the lives of 100,000 russians? Do people just try to forget this? Yes, we have lost some people in the occupation of Iraq, but this is war folks, and unfortunately, in war, people die. The world has lost 500 or so coalition troops. I for one, think this is a low number, and I am happy about how low casualties have been. It could be a lot worse. I am not happy that people have had to die, but if this will happen, the lower the number, the better. I just wish that the media, and stupid americans would realize that this occupation and transfer of power is not an easy task to accomplish. It seems everyone is calling for a miracle, and they seem astonished that no miracle has occurred. We are entering the age of decadence. Soon will be the fall, not because of others, but because of our stupid citizens.