The six deaths [on Saturday] brings the total number of U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan this year to at least 101, according to a count by the AP. That makes this year the deadliest for Americans here since the 2001 invasion, a war initially launched to oust Taliban and al-Qaida fighters after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, but one that has evolved into an increasingly bloody counterinsurgency campaign.
Combine that with with 850+ dead American soldiers in Iraq, and you have almost 1,000 dead service men and women in 2007 so far.
Imagine if we hadn't invaded Iraq and instead had focused on catching Osama bin Laden and stabilizing Afghanistan. Then maybe President Bush wouldn't be the most detested President in post-World War II America.