Iraq, October 2007

A big change for the better this month.

Whether the reduction in casualties is due to chance, a temporary shift in tactics, or a lasting improvement, it’s a welcome change. With the 10 US deaths so far in November, the total for 2007 has passed 850 and is the most for any year of the war--with almost two months left. The country needs October’s reduction to be permanent. Let’s hope the “progress” in Iraq is real this time.