Friday, April 4, 2008


One of the things the Republicans absolutely have to have happen for them to not get crushed in the fall is a general impression that Iraq is working out alright. A year ago, this seemed pretty far fetched. We are now on 6 straight months of 40 or less soldiers killed a month in Iraq though. This is well below the normal levels for the war, and is happening when we have been increasing both the number and visibility of the troops. Another six months of this, and we may well have a president McCain.

Hmmm... I didn't notice how funny looking a trend curve I had when I made this graph. It doesn't actually touch most the extreme data points. Oh well, it does a good job of illustrating the point. Oh, and the source for my data is this.

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