Friday, October 31, 2008

Iraq Casualties at Lowest Level of the War

Remember back during the primaries when Iraq was the number one issue? Well, since we've been winning, it's been largely ignored by the media.

Good news is no news, in other words.

John McCain was right, Barack Obama was wrong, so the media ignore it. Funny how that is.
U.S. deaths in Iraq fell in October to their lowest monthly level of the war, matching the record low of 13 U.S. fatalities suffered in July. Iraqi deaths fell to their lowest monthly levels of the year.

Eight of the 13 Americans died in combat, most of them in northern Iraq where al-Qaida and other Sunni insurgent groups remain active. The U.S. suffered 25 deaths in September and 23 in August.

The sharp drop in U.S. fatalities reflects the overall security improvements across the country following the Sunni revolt against al-Qaida and the rout suffered by Shiite extremists in fighting last spring in Basra and Baghdad.
This will probably merit 20 seconds mention on the networks tonight, if they even get around to noting it.

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