"I think we may well have some kind of presence there over a period of time," Cheney said. "The level of activity that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."
Number of American Soldiers Killed since May 31, 2005: 1,106
If you look at the general overall situation, they’re doing remarkably well.
The U.S. military reported Wednesday that nine American troops had been killed in bombings and combat
This, of course, doesn't include the exponentially exploding number of Iraqi deaths.