Another Fatal Month
"The level of activity [by the insurgents] that we see today from a military standpoint, I think, will clearly decline. I think they're in the last throes, if you will, of the insurgency."-- Dick Cheney
Mr Cheney or reality- you be the judge.
Iraq's security services have suffered their deadliest month since the fall of Saddam Hussein, illustrating the rise in violence in the country.
Yesterday's announcement by the interior ministry gives the lie to suggestions that better intelligence and more arrests had reduced the insurgents' capability to strike.
Officials reported that at least 220 police officers and soldiers were killed in May, mainly by suicide bombings. The figure does not include potential recruits killed while queuing up to join the forces, a favoured target.
"This figure does not even include those killed in the last two or three days," a senior police officer said.
Or the Americans that continue to die... Because they believed Mr Bush and company.
An comprehensive way to awaken the sleeping.