And there is a major silver lining for Bush with all this. That is the fact that the news is not covering Iraq as much now, and things are going very bad over there.
Today is October 3rd, and we have already lost 13 soldiers in Iraq this month. That is almost 5 soldiers per day. The AP does have this story on the deaths today:
Iraq There’s word this morning of eleven more American deaths in Iraq.
The U-S command reports the toll includes nine Army soldiers and two Marines.
Four soldiers were killed in separate small-arms-fire attacks yesterday in Baghdad. Four more died when a roadside bomb blew up as their patrol passed by northwest of the city. The ninth soldier was killed Sunday when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
The military today also reports that two more Marines have been killed, both in fighting in western Iraq’s particularly dangerous Anbar province. One was killed Sunday. The other died the day before. They were among five U-S Marines killed over the weekend: four in combat, one in a vehicle accident.
Since the Foley story exploded last Friday, we have lost 19 soldiers. That is amazing. I have said it before – the media suffers from A.D.D. They can not focus on more than one story at a time. We have time and the ability to digest more than Foley or the horrible school shooting yesterday. We need to know everything going on in the world around us.