It appears that a much-heralded drop-off in the number of killings in Iraq last month didn't actually happen. ABC News reports that the original reported figure of 550 has now been revised to 1,535 -- which is in line with the blood-drenched months of June (1,595) and July (1,855). No word yet on the reason behind the initial discrepancy.
Ava Lowery, a home-schooled teenager from Alabama, has made over 70 antiwar animations, gaining her national attention in The New York Times, on CNN and in the progressive blogosphere. Check out her response to White House Press Secretary Tony Snow's "it's a number" comment about U.S. deaths in Iraq.