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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Once a thug and a liar, Always a thug and a liar

They Cooked The Books
Not Counted As Violence: People Shot In The Head From The Front, Car Bombs, Sunni On Sunni Violence, Shi'a On Shi'a Violence...
Experts Doubt Drop In Violence in Iraq

Military Statistics Called Into Question
WP Karen DeYoung September 5, 2007 11:14 PM
The U.S. military's claim that violence has decreased sharply in Iraq in recent months has come under scrutiny from many experts within and outside the government, who contend that some of the underlying statistics are questionable and selectively ignore negative trends.
Reductions in violence form the centerpiece of the Bush administration's claim that its war strategy is working. In congressional testimony Monday, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, is expected to cite a 75 percent decrease...


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