Apparently anti-war critics are now claiming that the Iraq war has lasted longer than World War II. As the Economist points out, WWII lasted from 1939-1945. The Iraq war isn't that far along yet. The Poles might also have something to say about when the war started since they were on the receiving end. We were simply late to WWII and as everyone knows, when you come in late, you need to leave early to make up for it. This must be the anti-war argument for getting out.
And yet, battle deaths are still less than Vietnam, Korea, WWII, WWI, the Civil War, and the American Revolution. We are doing worse than the War of 1812, the Mexican War and the Spanish American war. But then, if you don't know how long WWII lasted, you've never heard of the last 3. Oh, and the Mexican war is out because 11,000 additional soldiers died outside of the theater of battle. Those forced marches were brutal!