Thursday, December 04, 2008

Attacks in Iraq in November Down

There is continued good news out of Iraq. Despite a number of high-profile bombings in the past few days, the US military reports that the number of attacks per day in Iraq in November was less than at any time since 2003.

In November, 2003, it was an average of 17 attacks a day and the Sunni Arab guerrilla war was in full swing. You're still getting 300-400 civilians killed a month, which is about 4,000 a year. It is not the apocalypse it was in 2006, but this level of violence is still not reassuring. Things are better, but it is not the success that idiots like Bill Kristol would like you to believe.

Iraq is a nation that will be picking up the pieces of Saddam Hussein and George W. Bush for a long, long time.

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