What can be said about yet another grim statistic from the tragedy that is Iraq? The US military deaths have reached 101, with another day left in a month. Iraqi casualties are considered underestimated despite a new record of 1170. Steven Hurst reporting for The Associated Press covers the casualties and statistics.
The timing was just right “for an unannounced visit,[by] National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley ” to meet with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and his security chief, Mouwafak al-Rubaie.
Apparently the Bush Administration is not happy with how things are going there. They need to move faster according to Hadley.
A question did occur to me as I was shifting from election fraud to deaths in Iraq.
If a soldier dies in combat between the time he sent his absentee ballot and the election, does it still count?