Friday, November 24, 2006

Iraq V US...have you ever noticed...

Have you ever noticed when reading an article about Iraqis being killed or injured in Iraq that the numbers that are stated by the Iraqi police or Iraqi governmental sources typically differs from what the US military reports? This always makes me wonder...as to which one is accurate or if neither are.

Take today's story on CNN concerning the death toll in Sadr City attacks now more than 200; 250 hurt. Towards the end of this article it states:

In a separate incident Thursday in Sadr City, police in Baghdad said U.S. troops fired on a minibus and killed four people.

The U.S. military said Iraqi troops looking for an insurgent who apparently knows the whereabouts of a kidnapped U.S. soldier fired at a vehicle on Thursday that posed an "immediate threat."

The U.S. statement said there were no Iraqi or coalition casualties, but it did not specify other deaths or injuries.


This is not the first time I've noticed this, and I can't help wondering why the media never seems to really focus on this.

1 comment:

Hooda Thunkit said...

I wouldn't be surprised if both side's figures were wrong.

For whatever reason, I suspect that neither side's numbers are accurate, but have been adjusted to suit their own agendas.

The American press's numbers are also dubious at best for the same reason.