The fact that we have not been attacked over the past six and a half years is not a matter of chance.
– President Bush in his weekly radio address
4,460 American military killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. 29,230 officially wounded.
– Since the war began on 3/19/03
70,000 veterans of the conflict treated for hearing loss and 58,000 on disability.
Veterans Affairs predicts it will treat 330,000 veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan in 2009 — a 14 percent increase over the 2008 estimate of 263,000 — at a cost of nearly $1.3 billion.