Thursday, June 14, 2007

How many is normal for this time of year?

General Petraeus on things getting better in Baghdad:
If you drive around Baghdad, you'll find astonishing signs of normalcy in perhaps half to two-thirds of the city.... In fact, the car bomb numbers have come down fairly steadily as well until just a couple of days ago, and we'll see if we can get those coming down again.

What Petraeus fails to take into account is that the numbers of car bombings always go down around this time of year as they begin to run out of cars, but the numbers will be back up next fall, after the new models come out.

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