What was that phrase from the NY Times editorial? Oh, that's right, I remember ...
The news out of Iraq just keeps getting worse.
In the hallways and around the water cooler at Eighth Avenue they're not going to like this.
BAGHDAD - The monthly toll of U.S. service members who have died in Iraq is on track to being the lowest in nearly two years, with at least 37 troop deaths recorded as of Tuesday, but the military cautioned it's too early to declare a long-term trend...
It is the lowest number since 32 troops died in March 2006 and the second-lowest since 20 troop deaths in February 2004, according to an Associated Press count based on military figures.
That would be the second consecutive drop in monthly figures, after 65 Americans died in September and 84 in August
Is this news worse? It seems like better news, but I could be wrong. However, the AP can't let a positive story go without at least a splash of icy 'reality.'
Iraqi civilians, meanwhile, faced more attacks on Tuesday.
At least four mortar rounds slammed into a village near's hometown of Tikrit, killing a woman and wounding five other civilians, police said.
In, gunmen in a speeding car tossed a hand grenade into a crowd of shoppers in eastern Baghdad, killing one person and wounding five, according to an officer in the capital. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to release the information.
Unmentioned? The fact that these attacks on Iraqi civilians, if indeed they did occur, were perpetrated by terrorists.