Thursday :: Apr 26, 2007
Bombing Victims Don't Count
It’s easy to claim the surge is working when you ignore bombing victims:
U.S. officials who say there's been a dramatic drop in sectarian violence in Iraq since President Bush began sending more American troops into Baghdad aren't counting one of the main killers of Iraqi civilians.
Car bombs and other explosive devices have killed thousands of Iraqis in the last three years, but the administration doesn't include them in the casualty counts it's been citing as evidence that the surge of additional U.S. forces is beginning to defuse tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.
Leave it to McClatchy/Knight Ridder to do the work that the Post and NYT won’t do.