Maybe I'm wrong to pick on something so small, but here's an annoying passage from an otherwise unobjectionable article by John Burns in the Week in Review in The New York Times:
Mr. Bush's decision to accelerate the turning over of sovereignty to the Iraqis was presented, in November, as a response to pressures from Iraqi leaders.
But officials close to the American civilian administrator, L. Paul Bremer III, say privately that the decision owed at least as much to political pressures in the United States last fall, as Americans were taking the occupation's heaviest losses - 81 killed in November alone.
Since then, casualties have fallen sharply, even as losses among Iraqi civilians and police officers have risen.
What do you mean, "Since then, casualties have fallen sharply"? No -- since then, American casualties have fallen sharply.