The Chart David Petraeus Will Not Show


Here’s the chart David Petraeus likely won’t show when he hits the Hill this week.

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As you can see, it’s a Defense Intelligence Agency chart that shows attacks against Iraqi civilians, Iraqi security forces, and U.S. troops have continued unabated through the surge. This should put the debate over casualty numbers to rest.

(H/T Think Progress)

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