Sunday, June 1, 2008

U.S. troop deaths in Iraq at wartime low

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 This article continues to try to paint the doom and gloom. gives you an actually analysis of the FACTS on the ground.

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Nineteen U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq in May, the U.S. military said on Sunday, the lowest monthly death toll since U.S. forces invaded to topple Saddam Hussein in 2003.

The number of Iraqi civilians killed in the same month plunged to 505 after reaching a seven-month high of 968 in April, figures obtained by Reuters from Iraq's interior, defense and health ministries showed.

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

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