Death marches at DOUBLE TIME in Iraq but US public is LIED to AND DEFRAUDED BY Chickenhawk BUSH_JUNTA
Since May 1, when President George Bush called an end to combat operations, 52 of his troops have been killed by hostile fire, according to Pentagon figures.
But the total of deaths from all causes is much higher at 112.
The other unreported cost of the war for the United States is the number of wounded - 827.
But unofficial figures put the total in the thousands. Many of the wounded have lost limbs.
The number of US combat deaths since the start of the war is 166, which is 19 more than the toll in the first Gulf war.
The passing of that benchmark last month scotched the perception that the US had scored an easy victory. The death toll this time is 248 when accidents and suicides are included.