Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Killin' insurgents (or not)

While several US military leaders admit that the Iraqi insurgency won't be defeated with force, Mark Benjamin nevertheless observes that the body count seems to be back in fashion.

Along these lines, the US military recently announced it attacked and killed about 40 insurgents last week in the western portion of the Anbar province in Iraq. Problem is, the residents of the area dispute the claim.

Notice a pattern yet? This happens almost everytime the US announces a significant "kill."