This is getting beyond ridiculous. What next, blame Iran for the next freak duststorm?
The U.S. military has noted a “significant improvement” in the aim of attackers firing rockets and mortars into the heavily fortified Green Zone in the past three months that it has linked to training in Iran, a top commander said today.
If the Green Zone has been under attack for at least three months, would it not be expected that the aim of those firing the mortars would improve? Insurgents have intelligence sources too don’t they, or are those Ayrabs just too backward and primitive to consider this possibility?
Here is another pearl.
“We’ve started to see a slow but gradual reduction in casualties and it continues in July,” he said at a joint news conference with Iraqi military commander Maj. Gen. Abboud Qanbar. “It’s an initial positive sign, but I would argue we need a bit more time to make an assessment whether it’s a true trend.”
So when deaths are up, it means the US needs more time to get the death toll down, and when the deaths are down, they need more time to confirm the trend and make an assessment. That’s Bush speak for tails I win, heads you lose.