Thursday, April 26, 2007

Bush Administration Motto?

"If you don't like the numbers, just change the math."

U.S. officials exclude car bombs in touting drop in Iraq violence

By Nancy A. Youssef
McClatchy Newspapers

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials who say there has been a dramatic drop in sectarian violence in Iraq since President Bush began sending more American troops into Baghdad aren't counting one of the main killers of Iraqi civilians.

Car bombs and other explosive devices have killed thousands of Iraqis in the past three years, but the administration doesn't include them in the casualty counts it has been citing as evidence that the surge of additional U.S. forces is beginning to defuse tensions between Shiite and Sunni Muslims.


At 7:52 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Just amazing.

At 11:39 AM, Blogger Basheert said...

But ... if you REDUCE the number of "casualties" by not including all of them, you can just begin to see the shimmer of "progress", remember?

At 6:40 PM, Blogger chris said...

Maybe they don't consider car-bombs "violent"?

Perhaps they're talking about the less violent carboms... you know, the ones that don't make quite as much noise.....


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