Copied from Ron: According to casualties.org, there have been 88 hostile fire deaths caused by firearms since the beginning of hostilities in Iraq. The remainder of coalition deaths have been due to explosives or accidents. Considering that there have been on average 160,000 troops in theater during the last 22 months, there has been a firearm death rate of 60 per 100,000. The rate in DC is 80.6 per 100,000 . You are more likely to be shot and killed in our Nation's Capital, which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, than in Iraq. The conclusion: The U.S. should immediately pull out of WASHINGTON, DC. !