Call it Spook’s Inverse Law of Iraq War Reporting: if you don’t see a spate of stories on U.S. casualties at the end of the month, then there must be some good news the MSM is ignoring.
In this case, it’s the significantly lower numbers of U.S. casualties in the war: “a total of 59 American military personnel have died in Iraq so far this month, compared to 79 in August–a 26% decline.”
The article analyzes data over the last six months to show that this is not a statistical blip. The surge is having its intended effect of destroying the enemy’s ability to wage war. Stating it another way: we’re winning in Iraq.
But, of course, that’s not newsworthy.