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February 28, 2007

AP: Surge Achieves "One Small Success:" A 50% Reduction In Killings In Just Three Weeks

Let me see if I have this straight. The spiralling sectarian violence was proof of the Iraq mission's utter failure, but reducing the number of deaths in Baghdad by a full 50% is "a small success."

Bodycount politics are fun, aren't they? US casualties are always trumpeted as a sign of failure; but Al Qaeda casualties are strangely absent from the pages of the big MSM papers or the nightly newscasts.

Why, it's almost as if the MSM seems to believe that no matter what the metrics and facts may show, we're always losing.

Anyway. The first three weeks of surge: a small success.

The Baghdad security operation has been under way less than three weeks but has already registered one small success: a sharp drop in the number of bullet-riddled bodies found in the streets — victims of sectarian death squads.

The number of bodies found so far this month in Baghdad — most riddled with bullets and showing signs of torture — has dropped by nearly 50 percent to 494 as of Monday night, compared with 954 in January and 1,222 in December, according to figures compiled by The Associated Press.

Since the crackdown was formally launched Feb. 14, a total 164 bodies had been found in the capital as of Monday, according to AP figures, which are compiled from police reports. The AP count showed 390 bodies were discovered during the same period in January.

In related news, the American rebels are believed to have managed "a small success" at Yorktown.

Thanks to JackStraw.


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