Nov 30 2007
As expected the US death toll in Iraq is continuing its downward trend in November. We are on the verge of now 6 straight months declining violence in Iraq:
he number of U.S. combat deaths in Iraq this month is headed toward the lowest monthly level since March 2006, reflecting a turnaround in U.S. efforts to establish security and defeat insurgents.
With one day left in November, 26 U.S. troops and a civilian Pentagon employee have died in combat. Nine more servicemembers died in non-combat-related incidents.
The November toll could mark the sixth consecutive month of declines in American deaths. It follows a downward trend in overall violence in Iraq.
Monthly U.S. combat deaths peaked this year at 120 in May.
Going from 120 combat deaths in May to 26 in November is a huge turn around. No more can the Democrats claim (erroneously) that the Surge did not work. I expect we will see similar numbers for Iraq civilian deaths as well in the coming days. So much for the defeatists – they never will get their desired second Vietnam. While I am not predicting victory just yet, I will predict there will be no mea culpa from the far left if there is victory. I predict they will wallow in their misery of a failure unachieved.