Monday, July 2, 2007

Iraqi civilian deaths drop, but U.S. casualties go up

"BAGHDAD -- Iraqi civilian deaths dropped to their lowest level since the start of the Baghdad security operation (no longer a WAR?), government figures showed Sunday, suggesting signs of progress in tamping down violence in the capital.
At least 1,227 Iraqi civilians were killed in June along with 190 policemen and 31 soldiers, an officer at the Iraqi Interior Ministry's operations room said. That represented a 32 percent drop from the ministry's May figures -- 1,949 civilian deaths along with 127 policemen and 47 soldiers."

So June was one of the best months of all of this invasion war, was it? Would it be a "best month" if 1448 people were killed on the streets of, say, Portland, Oregon? London? Aukland, New Zealand? Or are Baghdad, The West Bank, etc. just particularly good places for people to die en masse? Hm?

Here's a LINK to the story

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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.