Daily Revolt

July 01, 2007

FOX News: Civilian Death Toll Down in Iraq

FOX is quick to point out how well the war in Iraq is going:
Around 1,200 Iraqi civilians were killed in violence in June, a 36 percent drop from the previous month and the lowest monthly toll this year, according to Iraqi government figures obtained Sunday.

Although they want to make Bush happy and make the surge seem more successful than it is, it would be too much to ignore another important statistic:
June saw heavy U.S. military casualties, with 101 American servicemembers killed. That made the toll from the April-June period — 331 — the deadliest quarter for U.S. troops in Iraq since the March 2003 invasion.

I don't think that is a good trade off. Do you?

Then again we have to be skeptical at some of the reports coming out of Iraq:
Reports of 20 beheaded bodies found south of Baghdad earlier this week were untrue and may have been fabricated by insurgents aiming to incite violence and revenge killings, the U.S. military said Saturday.

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