Thursday, November 1, 2007

Death Numbers Down

An article by the Associated Press released on October 30th, 2007 states that the 37 deaths of U.S. troops in October has been the lowest number of deaths in any month in nearly two years. The second lowest was in March 2006. The article also states, "That would be the second consecutive drop in monthly figures, after 65 Americans died in September and 84 in August."

The "troop surge" strategy developed by military leaders in Iraq seems to be working as the number of troop casualties is lowering and the troops are winning more control over the region to stop attacks. The Iraq War could be turning a corner for the better. Fewer troops are dying and Iraq is becoming more stable. The time may be coming for troops to begin to withdraw from the region. We all want our troops to come home, but we also want victory in Iraq, so that Iraq becomes a stable nation that will be an ally of the U.S. Maybe when other hostile Middle Eastern countries see the success in Iraq that was possible through democracy, liberty, and freedom, the citizens of those countries will demand change.

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