Americans Killed in yesterday's Mosul attack: 24
Americans killed in the Nazi Argonne Offensive, 1944: 16,000
Americans killed in WW1 Meuse-Argonne, 1918: 17,000
German Sovereignty restored: April 1949, following almost four years of occupation, which continued in some fashion through 1952.
Iraqi Sovereignty restored: June 2004, to be followed by free elections in January 2005.
We're doing it faster and better. That is all.