"Safe" for who?
Headline from the AP this morning:
Nine U.S. troops killed in Iraq after relatively safe month
Yeah, well, "relatively safe", I guess, unless you count the hundreds of Iraqis who were killed last month:
Despite President Bush's repeated denials, the figures are clear: 900 sectarian killings in a single month in Iraq means a civil war is well under way.
Iraq is a nation of 25 million people. In the United States, that level of killing would proportionately equal almost 11,000 people killed in riots, reprisal killings and sectarian clashes in a single month.
"Safe"... a relative term.