The USA lost 178 troops in Afghanistan in the almost four months since the capture of OBL. This is more than the 170 US troops that were killed in Iraq during the last nine months of the Bush Presidency. (This includes the full month January 2009. Obama was inaugurated on the 20’th of that month).
US Afghan losses in the last four months (178) are five times larger than the Iraq losses (35) of the last four months Bush was in office. Additionally, the last four month period in Afghanistan is the second worst four-month period for US troops there since the war started almost ten years ago.