US Casualties for December stand at record low of 15
As of December 26, the number of US deaths from combat-related situations stand at just 15, one of the lowest tallies (if not the lowest tally) since the war started in April 2003.
Shouldn't this number be relevant to Iowa and New Hampshire?
An Iraqi official source has also confirmed that Sunni-on-Sunni violence has consistently exceeded all other forms of violence during the last two months.
Furthermore, General David Petraeus is telling Iraqi leaders that he will be leaving his post in Iraq in March, after he delivers his upcoming testimony to Congress. Is this early enough to get drafted onto a VP ticket? Alongside McCain?
Maliki has been ill for a while (...blood pressure issues and diabetes), and yesterday he had the symptoms of a stroke, even though he was able to walk unassisted through the halls of Baghdad Airport as he got onto a London-bound plane together with the British ambassador to Iraq. This health emergency is for real, and could be serious enough for Maliki to resign, throwing the political process into further confusion.