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Iraq Violence at Record Highs in All Categories

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Posted on Dec 18, 2006
Iraq violence
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According to the Pentagon’s latest report, violence in Iraq has reached record levels in all measured categories, with a 32 percent increase in attacks on U.S. troops. The 50-page document also notes a 60 percent increase in civilian casualties since the formation of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s government.


Washington Post:

Attack levels reached record highs in all categories as the number of coalition casualties surged 32 percent and the number of weekly attacks rose 22 percent nationwide from mid-August to mid-November, compared with the previous three months, according to the congressionally mandated Pentagon report.

The report documents that U.S. and Iraqi operations to quell violence in Baghdad ultimately failed, with attacks dipping in August before rebounding in September as death squads adapted to the increased presence of U.S. and Iraqi troops.

Meanwhile, Iraqi public fears of civil war grew, while confidence in the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki dropped significantly as Maliki’s efforts at political reconciliation have shown “little progress,” the report said.

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By DennisD, December 19, 2006 at 8:58 am Link to this comment
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Amazing how the record highs in violence in Iraq coincide with our stock market record highs. How can the war be going badly when Wall St. approves?
Another prosperous year for Bu$h Inc. - the government OF special interests, BY special interests and FOR special interests.

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By vet240, December 18, 2006 at 11:52 pm Link to this comment
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Just listen to George, he’ll splain averthang. This here is jest an attempt bah the terrists tuh make the publicans look bad in thuh 08 lectshuns!
Dumoxracie will wurk foh thuh Raqis! Uh old Rummie wuz thuh gratest dufence secrutary evah, In uther wurds, thets whut Chainy tole me jest tuther day.

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By Quy Tran, December 18, 2006 at 7:32 pm Link to this comment
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No surprise at all. When the foreign troops are still present and dominated them the insurgents ought to be rising up, first for their freedom, and second for their future, dignity and real sovereignty.

They accept beheaded with proud, brave. The glory and shame only be cleaned with blood !

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