Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Congress to Begin Debate on War

The House of Representatives will begin debate tomorrow on a resolution about the U.S. War in Iraq. As we discuss our achievements and the challenges that lie ahead, let us always take time to remember our men and women in uniform who have sacrificed everything to serve their country.

Here are some important facts about the U.S. sacrifice in Iraq:

1) Approximately 2,500 service members have been killed in Iraq.

2) More than 18,000 have been wounded with nearly 8,500 of those unable to return to duty.

3) There are 133,000 U.S. troops currently in Iraq.

4) 100% of Army’s available active duty combat brigades have served at least a 12-month tour in Iraq or Afghanistan.

5) 50% of those combat brigades are on or have completed their second tour in Iraq or Afghanistan.