Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Getting Better in Iraq

Good news for now:
The numbers of U.S. soldiers and Iraqi civilians reported killed across the country last month fell to their lowest levels in more than a year, a sharp decrease in violent deaths that American military officials attribute in part to the thousands of additional soldiers who have arrived here this year.

The death toll for Iraqi civilians fell sharply in September, according to Iraqi government and U.S. military figures. One count from Iraq's Health Ministry put the monthly death toll at 827 civilians, a 48 percent drop from the total in August, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the statistics.
I had faith in the surge, and continue to support this President on the war on Terror. But now we have to prepare the Iraqi’s to take care of themselves. The President said, In January, that he would turn over Iraqi security to Iraqis in November. Is that still a goal, or a pipe dream.

I mean, with Iran:The Vengeance II just around the corner, doesn't he need to prepare to redeploy soon. Or does he have another plan to increase the troop numbers!


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