25 Iraqi civilians killed. 66 U.S. soldiers killed last month.
The Guardian Iraq War casualty report (10/05/07): 25 Iraqi civilians killed. 66 U.S. soldiers killed last month.
Compiled by Paula Connelly
Bush denies that torture tactics are used when interrogating terrorism suspects, according to CNN. 
Click here  to view a breakdown of the positions that relevant politicians are taking on the war in Iraq.
Casualties in Iraq
American troops attacked a Shiite town killing at least 25 Iraqi civilians, according to the New York Times . The Iraqis were armed but claim it is only for protection.
654,965 more Iraqis may have died since hostilities began in Iraq in March 2003 than would have been expected under pre-war conditions, according to a Johns Hopkins University study .
98,000: Killed since 3/03
Source: www.thelancet.com 
74,689– 81,394: Killed since 1/03
For a list of recent events that have resulted in Iraqi casualties, visit :
For first hand accounts of the grave situation in Iraq, visit some of these blogs:
Click on the link below to view a tribute to the 14 U.S. soldiers who died last week in Iraq and Afghanistan. 66 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq last month, which is the lowest monthly total in over a year, according to MSNBC .
4,082: Killed since the U.S. invasion of Iraq 3/20/03
Source: http://www.icasualties.org/ 
122 : Died of self-inflicted wounds, according to http://www.icasualties.org/ .
For the Department of Defense statistics go to: http://www.defenselink.mil/ 
30,000?: Killed since 2003
Source: http://www.infoshout.com 
203 journalists and media assistants killed since the start of fighting in Iraq in March 2003, two still missing, 14 are kidnapped, according to Reporters Without Borders .
Read a first hand account  of how Iraqis are being treated when attempting to enter Jordan for a vacation.
Syria's decision to enforce new restrictions on Iraqi refugees this week has effectively cut off the last outside haven for people fleeing violence in Iraq, the UN refugee agency said Friday, according to AFP .
2.2 million: Iraqis displaced internally
2 million: Iraqis displaced to neighboring states
U.S. Military Wounded:
122,000: Wounded from 3/19/03 to 8/31/07
The Guardian cost of Iraq war report (10/05/07): So far, $457 billion for the U.S., $57 billion for California and $1 billion for San Francisco.
Compiled by Paula Connelly
Here is a running total of the cost of the Iraq War to the U.S. taxpayer, provided by the National Priorities Project located in Northampton, Massachusetts. The number is based on Congressional appropriations. Niko Matsakis of Boston, MA and Elias Vlanton of Takoma Park, MD originally created the count in 2003 on costofwar.com. After maintaining it on their own for the first year, they gave it to the National Priorities Project to contribute to their ongoing educational efforts.
To bring the cost of the war home, please note that California has already lost $46 billion and San Francisco has lost $1 billion to the Bush war and his mistakes. In San Francisco alone, the funds used for the war in Iraq could have hired 21,264 additional public school teachers for one year, we could have built 11,048 additional housing units or we could have provided 59,482 students four-year scholarships at public universities. For a further breakdown of the cost of the war to your community, see the NPP website aptly titled "turning data into action."
For more information on what the war is costing the United States visit the American Service Friends Committee website here .