News you won't pay attention to

Hmmm….

The civilian death toll in Iraq
fell to its lowest level in recent memory Saturday, with only four
people killed or found dead nationwide, according to reports from
police, morgue officials and credible witnesses.

[...]

The daily number of civilians killed, not including those on days
when there were massive casualties from car bombs, had climbed above
100 at the end of last year and the beginning of 2007.

Saturday's decline in deaths was in line with a sharp drop in September of both Iraqi civilian and U.S. military fatalities.

Too early to tell. Could be Ramadan affecting things, but goddamn if this isn;t an encouraging sign! 

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  1. Anonymous Leb
    October 14, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    I believe the surge did work, after seeing the reporting of Michael Totten, I am starting to have some hope for Iraq again …
    But you are right, it is probably a bit too early to tell.

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  2. Einherjar
    October 14, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    Wouldn’t Ramadan increase the casualties rather than decrease them?

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  3. Perry
    October 15, 2007 at 2:06 am

    But Al Qaida promised to double the misery for Ramadan. The punk ass bitches blew up a kid with a rigged toy cart Saturday. What’s next,jihad against little old ladies?

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  4. SpongeBob
    October 15, 2007 at 2:30 am

    I like how you worked both “Ramadan” & “goddamn” into the same sentence.
    good work.
    2 pts.

    Glad to see your back–now, so am I.

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  5. Don Cox
    October 15, 2007 at 8:40 am

    I think things are improving, but there is a long way to go, and Al Qaeda could come up with a new tactic to drag Iraq down again. (Biological warfare, for instance.) So long as Al Qaeda has an established base in Pakistan, Somalia or wherever they can train people, they will be a threat to Iraq and many other countries.

    The big problem now in Iraq is the pressure from Iran.

    And corruption.

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  6. John Cunningham
    October 15, 2007 at 9:35 am

    Don Cox, you forgot the democrats. Just as they couldn’t wait to tear to shreds all that had been accomplished in Vietnam by ’73. it took them until ’75 to do it. They’re dying to do an encore today in Iraq. democrats were in bed with the communists in the seventies, they’re in bed with the islamofacists today.

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  7. XYlo
    October 15, 2007 at 1:42 pm

    Looks like the Iraqis have finally gotten tired of killing each other.

    Reply

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