Monday, August 06, 2007


The Surge is Working!

From Democratic Underground:

The surge is working! The surge is working! Last week the New York Times reported that "The death of a marine in western Iraq brought the American military death toll to 74 so far in July, on course to be the lowest monthly figure this year."

On July 26, Lt. Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the second-ranking American commander in Iraq, said that the lower death toll was a "positive sign" but that it was too early to say whether the reduction was a "true trend."

So let's take a look at the number of America soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq this year, and reflect upon this "positive sign."

July: 80
June: 101
May: 126
April: 104
March: 81
February: 81
January: 83

Hmm, so there was one fewer troop killed in the month of July than in the months of February and March. Well I guess the surge must be working!

Now let's compare July 2007 with previous years:

July 2007: 80
July 2006: 43
July 2005: 54
July 2004: 54
July 2003: 48

The surge is working I tells ya!

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