Is the worst over? We all certainly hope so. I’m very anxious to see how the coming months go in terms of reducing the violence in Iraq, so I keep checking in on the civilian casualty statistics. Since I’m too impatient to wait until the end of January, here are the results with the January results prorated based on the first 12 days of the month.
The trend is promising, though painfully slow. If Maliki manages to live up to his strong rhetoric, we could see a faster decline even in this month. But that’s a long shot.