15% Increase in Iraq Deaths Despite Surge

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Tiraille, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Tiraille

    Tiraille Guest

    <p><strong><font size="5">15% Increase in Iraq Deaths Despite Surge</font></strong><br />

    Shameless Zionist Puppet John McCain Deceiving the Public,he tours a Baghdad market, escorted by 100 Soldiers, 3 Blackhawks and 2 Apache Gunships!

    <strong><font size="4">6 US GIs Killed Over Weekend, McCain Continues Magical Mystery Tour</font></strong></p>
    <p>By Juan Cole<br />
    April 2nd, 2007</p>
    <p>For all those journalists and politicians who keep insisting that there are new &#8220;glimmers&#8221; of &#8220;hope&#8221; in Iraq because of the new security plan started 6 weeks ago, here is a sobering statistic from the Iraqi government. (I&#8217;m looking at you, John McCain. See below for more on McCain).</p>
    <p>Iraqis killed in February: 1806 (64.5/day)<br />

    Iraqis killed in March: 2078 (67/day)</p>
    <p><strong>That is a 15% increase!</strong></p>
    <p>(Of course, the real numbers are much higher than these government statistics suggest, since passive information gathering on casualties only catches a fraction).</p>
    <p>While 44 Iraqi soldiers died in action, the total for US troops in March was 85. AFP is suspicious about the disparity given that US and Iraqi authorities have said that Iraqi troops are leading the security crackdown. If that were true, they should have more casualties than the Americans.</p>
    <p>Killings in Baghdad have declined a bit, and death squad murders at night have been impeded, so that fewer bodies are found on the streets in the morning. But car bombing casualties rose. And, some of the violence was displaced from the capital to other cities, such as Baqubah and Mosul, which explains why the total is up so much. The US withdrew some 3,000 troops from Mosul last summer to concentrate them in Baghdad, and since then Mosul seems to me to have become increasingly insecure. It is Iraq&#8217;s second largest city.</p>
    <p>So the over-all death toll has actually increased since the surge began. <a href="http://www.juancole.com/2007/04/15-percent-increase-in-iraq-deaths.html" target="blank">(&#8230;.Full Article Here)</a></p>
  2. So you're arguing that a decrease of American troop presence in Mosul has made the city less secure.

    Interesting. Sounds as if the anti-war crowd is now thinking that increases of U.S. personnel are needed to inhibit bloodshed from sectarian terror.

    A far cry from a year ago when the cry was "America is causing the fighting."
  3. Nah, it is proof that the strategy by the US is whack a mole...


    Ludicrous think we are going to fix a civil war with a surge...