Saturday, May 31, 2008

Winding down

Since last October there has been a drop in U.S. Casualties in Iraq that has been shocking in its extent. Despite the surge increasing the number of troops in the line of fire to around 170 000 at one point May ended with the lowest number of U.S. soldiers killed in any month since the war started, 19. Saying the war is over is probably premature, but it shows every sign of winding down. There have now been more than six months of relative calm, assuming the lives of the average Iraqis start to improve I see every reason to think the country will be stable in five years.

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