September 26, 2007
Dateline Iraq: 70 Killed in Three DaysViolence during month of Ramadan:
Iraq was on Wednesday rocked by powerful car and suicide bombings that killed 28 people, bringing the toll in a three-day surge of bloodletting across the country to about 70, officials said...Wait a minute, that last sentence didn't make sense. If Ramadan abnormally increases violence, how can that be the basis for troop reduction?
We've seen this self-serving equation before. Increased violence means troops are needed more and should stay; decreased violence means surge is working and troops should also stay. Can you say no end in sight?
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