Saturday, April 01, 2006

Analysis of daily attack stats in Baghdad show decline in averages

From Pajamas Media, there’s this link to Soldier’s Dad who provides a map of the districts in Baghdad along with the average daily attacks for the past 2 weeks. There’s an overall decline. Not that you’d know that from the media coverage, but the numbers are the numbers. Have a look.

I note, interestingly, that the once-lethal Sadr City - you know, the area the media held up as the example of how we couldn’t assist the Iraqis in securing their country - had precisely zero (0) attacks last week. Also note that every district but 3 saw declines. One of those 3 was steady - at an average of 1 daily attack - while the other 2 went up by less than 1. All others were lower.

Hardly what a civil war looks like.