It seems that the “American people” are getting jittery that their “sons and daughters” are being killed in Iraq (this is what we are lead to believe in media reports). This is especially true after the latest wave of bombings and violence.
According to Iraq Body Count as of today estimated civilian casualties in Iraq are between 7863 and 9693. A recent report indicates that up to 50,000 Iraqi citizens (including combattants) have died. Is it any wonder that the Iraqi population is “alienated”? Imagine if the US was to lose between 10,000 and 30,000 troops (as recent estimates suggest) to an invading force? Imaging if the US was to lose 10,000 citizens to an invading force?
It seems the public perception of this war, and whether it was “worth it” or not is so lob-sided.