Tuesday, July 26, 2005

U.S. casualties dip down 

Nobody in the MSM has noticed, but with five days left in July there have been fewer American casualties in Iraq this month than in any month since February 2004. One is tempted to believe that this signifies a trend, but that would be a mistake -- last February, we went 19 consecutive days without losing an American soldier, and by early April Fallujah was on fire. This may well be the lull before the storm of the September elections.

Still, fewer casualties is fewer casualties. If July finishes quietly, it will be very interesting to see whether The New York Times notices.


By Blogger Screwy Hoolie, at Tue Jul 26, 09:04:00 AM:

...fewer dead Americans is good. Of course the number of ill-trained Iraqi army/police casualties is rising. This is also good news? Does it mean they're taking the fight to the enemy?

When U.S. troops pull out, this country will have at least a generation of violent armed struggle to look forward to. Liberated indeed.  

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