Friday, August 01, 2008

Reuters caught reporting good news

Of course, it's up to local papers whether they want to run such non-newsworthy stories in the first place. And stuff like this is no doubt best suited for the back pages if it is picked up for publishing at all.

The number of civilians killed in Iraq dropped in July, according to government figures released on Friday.

The declining violence is welcome news for U.S. President George W. Bush, who on Thursday held out the prospect of further troop reductions later this year as he hailed a new "degree of durability" in security gains in the country.

The statistics showed 387 civilians were killed last month, down from 448 in June. The July figure was less than a quarter of the civilian death toll in the same month last year.


In my next post I'll pick on a St. Petersburg Times editorial from last September that calls the Iraq War a lost cause. Credit to Reuters for actually running a story that admits to the improving picture in Iraq.

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