"But Bond (Chicago police dept. spokeswoman) took issue with the governor's contention that crime is "out of control" in Chicago, pointing out that if the current murder rate holds in the city, 2008 may end with fewer than 500 homicides" * *http://www.nbc5.com/news/16901117/detail.html I guess they want to be congratulated for having less than five hundred murders in Chicago this year, but it doesn't sound that great to me. Why didn't Obama do something about this when he was there? Didn't it matter as much as organizing people to get gov't benefits? Does anyone know how this stacks up against the number of murdered troops in Iraq?