Saturday, September 01, 2007

Enron style accounting

Juan Cole:

I saw on CNN this smarmy Bush administration official come and and say that US troop deaths had fallen because of the surge, which is why we should support it. Just read the following chart bottom to top and compare 2006 month by month to 2007. US troop deaths haven't fallen. They are way up. Besides, they would be zero if the US were not occupying Iraq militarily, so if we should support a policy that leads to fewer troop deaths, that is the better policy.

Not only are they prepared to sacrifice the lives of their own troops, the Bush admin won't admit to the deaths (or the rate of).