I drew this graph around 8 months ago, here's an update. Click for a larger version. It seems to me as if the current situation is untenable. Where's it leading? How long will the American public tolerate such losses (and financial expense) for a cause many see as questionable at best? How long does this number carry on increasing (at increasing rates) before something changes. The total dead is now over 2,300. The current situation can't carry on forever, what will change it. A breakout of peace across the country? The Americans packing up at going home? The Americans (and others) with assistance from the Iraqi police/army creating security conditions that prevent successful attacks? Where's it going?