Sunday, July 12, 2009

Dumbest statement of the week

Much of the death toll in Iraq these days results from large, high-profile attacks that can skew perceptions of day-to-day violence. The attacks in Mosul, though, are just as often small, directed and constant, with a toll that accumulates inexorably even as it draws less attention.

-- Steven Lee Myers and Campbell Robertson's "Insurgency Remains Tenacious In North Iraq" (New York Times) -- the paper that regularly ignores the violence unless it's a "high-profile attack" wants to whine that those attacks skew the reality.
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