Tuesday, September 12, 2006

More Missions Acommplished

Today is Tuesday, 12 September 2006.

Bear with me; here’s context:

“By Ellen Knickmeyer
Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, September 8, 2006; Page A12

BAGHDAD, Sept. 7 -- Baghdad's morgue almost tripled its count for violent deaths in Iraq's capital during August from 550 to 1,536, authorities said Thursday, appearing to erase most of what U.S. generals and Iraqi leaders had touted as evidence of progress in a major security operation to restore order in the capital.

Separately, the Health Ministry confirmed Thursday that it planned to construct two new branch morgues in Baghdad and add doctors and refrigerator units to raise capacity to as many as 250 corpses a day.”

Earlier this morn, I found a story, which I can’t find again: the reason the US generals said the death toll had fallen in Baghdad: well, we didn’t think deaths by bombs, mortars, and mass rocket attacks should be counted in the relevant sectarian-violence-related death toll we touted to the media; we only counted drive-by shootings and deaths-by-torture.

Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?

Other than that, Mr. Frank, how did you like your Polish vacation?

Other than that, Mrs. JFK, how did you like your trip to Dallas?


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