Good news? Yes and no.

There appears to be some good news from Iraq that the number of American and civilian deaths are down for a second straight month. Less death is always good when it comes to our own military personnel and the people we allegedly are freeing from their now dead dictator.

It seems that most of the credit for this decline goes to the Iraqis who appear to be getting just a tad fed up with all the violence there. I am sure the Bush administration and their boosters will also point to the smoke-and-mirror-filled “surge” of troops. Any good news, unfortunately, presents more of a rationale for the administration to argue staying the course. We have stayed, and stayed, and stayed the course some more but it doesn’t look like the war in Iraq will ever end. Why should it when so much money is to be made? Right? Wrong.

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