August 25, 2007

capt988aba19953641319ec6ec803b7e378faptopix_iraq_najaf_bag114.jpg AP Via Yahoo:

This year's U.S. troop buildup has succeeded in bringing violence in Baghdad down from peak levels, but the death toll from sectarian attacks around the country is running nearly double the pace from a year ago.

The AP tracking includes Iraqi civilians, government officials, police and security forces killed in attacks such as gunfights and bombings, which are frequently blamed on Sunni suicide strikes. It also includes execution-style killings — largely the work of Shiite death squads. Read more...

Iraqis are dying at double the pace of last year, the Iraqi prison population has risen 50% since the surge began, U.S. troops deaths are up and the Iraqi government has collapsed. Never mind the millions of refugees who have fled to neighboring countries, the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis living in tent cities, no fresh, running water, an electrical grid on the verge of collapse, in Bushworld, this is called progress. We're turning the corner...

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