Ugh, I hate it when war supporters try to parse out casualty reports and paint them in a brighter color. There's nothing more embarrassing than intellectual chicken hawks try to minimize the violence in Iraq. Get a load of this from USS Neverdock.
"According to the Iraq Coalition Casualty Count there have been 33 troop 'deaths' so far this month but 7 of those were from accidents. That brings the total "killed" down to 27. So that alone shows the number killed so far is still below March's figure of 31 - but just."
Got that? So getting killed as a result of your Humvee running off the pock riddled roads of Baghdad isn't as bad as getting your head blown off by an IED.
And speaking of IEDs, Neverdock seems to think the recent spike in deaths related to these insidious devices is nothing more than a "message" from the cowardly "insurgents."
"It could also mean the terrorist wanted to make a point lately. I'm thinking of an important date, say the 9th of April.
It also means the terrorist have to rely almost totally on IEDs and are not engaging in combat in any numbers."
Why would an enemy engage in combat, and put himself in harm's way, when remote controlled IEDs are just as effective? Does Neverdock also take issue with our own use of guided missiles?