2,819 people lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on 9/11. total casualties from iraq war counting coalition members and military contractors: 2968. just counting those deaths - george bush has killed more than bin laden. but the blood doesn't stop there. 4638 iraqi security and police force deaths. 9037 iraqi civilian deaths since january 2005. iraqi death counts aren't very available for the period between the official start of the war in march 2003 and december 2004. neither are iraqi death counts for u.s. military actions before the official start of the war. apparently, we were softening up their defenses 6 months early. like before u.n. resolutions. like before congressional approval.