As regrettable as is the death of any single soldier in Iraq, the 60th anniversary puts those sad numbers (currently around 1300) in some perspective. War is a nasty business, but consider the alternative. The Nazis never attacked the United States prior to our declaration of war against them. But anyone who ever visited a German Concentration Camp knows why that war was necessary. I suggest those who still oppose the war in Iraq visit Halabja, the site of Saddam Hussein's chemical weapons attack against the Kurds
At dawn 60 years ago - The Washington Times: Commentary - December 16, 2004: " Before it was over, the Battle of the Bulge would involve three German armies, the equivalent of 29 divisions; three American armies, or 31 divisions; and three British divisions augmented by Belgian, Canadian and French troops.
More than a million men would be drawn into the battle. The Germans would lose an estimated 100,000 irreplaceable troops, counting their killed, wounded and captured; the Americans would suffer some 80,000 casualties, including 19,000 killed ï¿½ that's a rate of 500 a day ï¿½ and 23,554 captured. "