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Bush Admin Hedges On Iraq Attack Numbers

TPM Muckraker: Sometimes numbers tell a story better than any amount of words can. But that's only if the public gets to see them. This chart

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TPM Muckraker:

Sometimes numbers tell a story better than any amount of words can. But that's only if the public gets to see them.

This chart was just produced by Congress' watchdog, the Government Accountability Office. It shows the number of attacks in Iraq, month by month, based on statistics kept by the military. It was contained in correspondence released today.

[..]It tells a pretty compelling story -- part of a compelling story. It was produced in December, but it's missing data for the months of September, October and November of this year -- a period of increased violence, according to news reports. What gives?

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