They gave a decent headline but of course only waited until the second paragraph to try to throw in something bad. But notice how they have to do it, they thrown in the part about Iraqi civilian deaths being at a 7 month high in April. What ever way they can find to make numbers seem bad. If you look at the stats, EVERYTHING is down overall. Please look at the stats for yourself here in graph form at understandingwar.org. This article continues to try to paint the doom and gloom. Understandingwar.org gives you an actually analysis of the FACTS on the ground.
The U.S. military says violence in Iraq is at a four-year low following crackdowns by U.S. and Iraqi forces on Shi'ite militias in southern Basra and Baghdad and on al Qaeda in the northern city of Mosul, its last major urban stronghold. Continue reading