Thursday, May 12, 2005

A Turn For The Worse

Christopher Dickey has a troubling article in Newsweek regarding casualties in Iraq. Dickey is no Kossack; he scoffs at the Sgrena conspiracy theorists and finds the 100,000 civilian casualty figure highly improbable. Nevertheless, Dickey calls for more openness from the Pentagon regarding the still extremely high body count and attack levels; I happen to agree. While I applaud the great Arthur Chrenkoff and his always enlightening 'Good News From Iraq', the high price paid by Americans in both treasure and loss of life must be dealt with, openly, so that no one gets any unrealistic expectations of this thing being over any time soon. Clearly, the insurgents remain too well-armed and plentiful for the security situation to stabilize in the near term.

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