The "Surge" Continues To Fail For Those In Iraq
While American deaths have dropped somewhat since March in Iraq as a result of the "surge" and supporters of the "surge" cling on to this as some sign of the "surge" working, the honest fact is that the deaths of those in Iraq only continues to worsen. Last month, 1,641 Iraqi deaths were noted by the official count by the Iraqi Interior Ministry, which often understates the number of Sunni deaths.
If the role of the U.S. in Iraq is for the people of Iraq, then shouldn't any sign of progress be a reduction in the deaths of those living in Iraq. Any claims that the "surge" is working that don't include the increasing deaths of those living in Iraq is clearly not an honest evaluation.