The Bush administration, you have to include the McCain campaign in there and their lackeys in the high command, tell us that violence in Iraq has retreated to levels not seen in two years. What's that supposed to mean? In the last two months coalition troops have killed over a thousand Iraqis in Basra, at least another thousand in Sadr City and when the residents of Mosul wouldn't come out and fight, they "disappeared" another thousand men, women and children there. In the last two months, the US has fired over 600 hellfire missiles into Sadr City, alone.
They don't even make their lies plausible anymore. Why do they even bother? Even their own partisans only pretend to believe them and then without any real conviction.