|US Mil Deaths||Aug. 2007||July 2007||Aug. 2006||2007 Monthly Average||2006 Monthly Average||2005 Monthly Average||2004 Monthly Average||2003 Monthly Average||War Monthly Average|
War critics will say:
-- U.S. military deaths are up (slightly) from July to August.
-- Deaths are up 24% in August 2007 versus August 2006.
-- August 2007 deaths are 16% above the war-to-date monthly average.
War supporters will argue:
-- The 81 deaths in August 2007 are 10% less than the 2007 monthly average.
-- August is the second consecutive month of double digit deaths after three previous consecutive months of triple-digit deaths.