Wednesday, August 16, 2006


We send in extra troops to quell the violence, and Iraq has the most violent month yet. No wonder the talking point just changed from stay the course, to adapt to win. I don't think their adapting is working, either.

By Edward Wong and Damien Cave
The New York Times
Posted August 16 2006

Baghdad · July appears to have been the deadliest month of the war for Iraqi civilians, according to figures from the Health Ministry and the Baghdad morgue, reinforcing criticism that the Baghdad security plan started in June by the new Iraqi government has failed.

An average of more than 110 Iraqis were killed each day in July, according to the figures. The total number of civilian deaths that month, 3,438, is a 9 percent increase over the tally in June and nearly double the toll of January.

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