Another sad record

76 unidentified bodies are found in Baghdad.

Published December 21, 2006 3:02PM (EST)

We've already heard, this week, that the number of attacks in Iraq was at an all-time high over the past few months. Today comes news of another disturbing milestone: 76 bodies were found over a 24-hour period in Baghdad Wednesday. That's a record number of the kind of anonymous murders that now plague the war-torn city. The best news the Los Angeles Times can muster out of that sad story is that "only a few [of the discovered bodies] showed signs of torture." And there was other bad news out of Iraq yesterday -- 26 other Iraqis and two American soldiers were killed.

We blame the media. If only it had been telling us about all the good stories coming out of Iraq months ago, then all this would be fixed by now.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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