While out running this morning, I realized that I should check the troop casualty numbers for last month. I figured it must be pretty low for two reasons:
- It seemed that new reports of killed US troops hadn’t been very common
- I couldn’t recall seeing one single story about how many troops had been killed in May, even during coverage of Memorial Day.
What do you know?
A quick look at icasualties.org shows that May was the LOWEST MONTHLY TOTAL SINCE THE CAMPAIGN IN IRAQ BEGAN with 19 reported deaths.
Interestingly, the Iraqi Security Forces and Civilian count is also the lowest that icasualties.org has ever reported.
No doubt you know all of this already because it’s been plastered all over every newspaper and television news program for the past three days. Murdoc must have just missed it somehow.
Remember: Harry Reid declared that the “surge” failed. Thirteen months ago. He said he wouldn’t believe any good news reported by General Petraeus “because it’s not happening.” He stood by that claim in January.