Winning in Iraq: the metrics
Something not covered in today's Washington Post story: We're winning.
The chart on the right contains the stats on US military fatalities in Iraq of the last few months.
The chart was put together by Pierce Wetter. (HT: Instapundit).
We're working with pretty much the same data and coming to pretty much the same conclusions. I gave additional statistics to support the same conclusion over the weekend.
This is the chart for Iraqi police deaths--down substantially.
And this is the chart for Iraqi civilian deaths.
I would add one important caveat on this: some of this is cyclical. The Iraqi insurgents have usually reduced their attacks in the winter, and picked up in the spring/summer starting in April. In my post on this I emphasized year over year figures to help mitigate the influence of climate on these statistics.