Cause and effect?

The Pentagon doesn't do body counts -- or does it?

By T.g.

Published September 19, 2005 1:30PM (EDT)

From Fox News Sunday, Nov. 2, 2003: Asked why Americans aren't seeing reports on the numbers of Iraqi fighters killed, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld says: "Well, we don't do body counts on other people."

From the Huffington Post, Sept. 17, 2005: At an off-the-record gathering in Aspen over the weekend, Karl Rove said that the Bush administration hasn't done a good enough job of explaining its success in Iraq.

From the Washington Post, Sept. 19, 2005: "Using enemy body counts as a benchmark, the U.S. military claimed gains against Abu Musab Zarqawi's foreign-led fighters last week even as they mounted their deadliest attacks on Iraq's capital."

By T.g.


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