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Monday, April 11, 2005

What's wrong with this picture?

From The New York Times April 11, 2005:

Insurgent attacks on Allied forces have dropped to 30 or 40 a day, down from an average daily peak of 140 before the Jan. 30 elections.

36 American troops died in Iraq in March, the lowest monthly toll since 21 died in Feb. 2004.

Insurgent attacks now are aimed at killing Iraqi civilians and security forces, and are being planned with sinister care and timing to take place outside schools, clinics...

The Pentagon is planning significant troop reductions by early next year...despite cautionary notes, there is a consensus emerging about several positive trends, say senior Department of Defense officials.