Iraqi violence chart clearly shows increases.Interesting chart published on Thursday which I missed. It is about Iraqi deaths. Even if the total figures look doubtful the trend is clearly shown as increasing violence across the months with a couple of peaks at key times and not one month since March 2004 even dipping to the peak of 2003. Read more here.
Now it is inconceivable that our leaders did not have this type of graph generated monthly yet they continued to state that everything was getting better with 'surges' of violence. I can only assume they thought that these suicide bombers would eventually just run out and the gunmen just give up and then they could go home. Now the US has recalled 300 troops on their way home from Iraq and some had just returned home. It clearly shows that the war is not going the way the West wanted it to. I'm shocked. I thought it was all hunky dorey.