A Safer Place
9 Iraqis and 7 Marines Killed in Latest Round of Violence. The total US military dead is now 1296. In other news, the Pentagon is once again considering making lying its official policy, instead of just standard operating procedure as it is currently. From the "that plane has already taken off" department:
Critics of the proposals say such deceptive missions could shatter the Pentagon's credibility, leaving the American public and a world audience skeptical of anything the Defense Department and military say - a repeat of the credibility gap that roiled America during the Vietnam War.