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March 25, 2009

US Casualties in Iraq Hit All-Time Low

Damn, that Obama is a clever general.

In the first two months of this year 19 U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq, down from 148 in the same period two years ago, Major-General David Perkins told a joint news conference with Baghdad security spokesman Major-General Qassim Moussawi.

Moussawi said the number of militant attacks documented last week in Baghdad was at a record low.

"U.S. combat deaths (in Iraq) are at the lowest level since the war began six years ago today, a decrease of over 90 percent," Perkins said.

I had meant to link this earlier: "the most relentlessly upbeat Iraq news segment you'll ever see." Unfortunately, yes, as such reports aren't precisely welcome in newsrooms.


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