ANOTHER SIGN OF PROGRESS
From CNN, in case you missed it:
Last week's suicide truck bombing in the northern city of Tal Afar is the deadliest single attack since the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003, a high-ranking Iraqi Interior Ministry official said Monday as a new death toll for the blast surfaced.
The Wednesday attack -- in which a truck packed with 4,000 pounds (1,814 kilograms) of explosives detonated in a Shiite area of the city -- was initially blamed for 85 deaths, according to an Iraqi army officer in Tal Afar who estimated the death toll Thursday. Hundreds of others were wounded.
But the Interior Ministry official said Monday that the death toll was 152, making it the war's deadliest single attack....
Ah, but as we learned at the time of the attack from Army Brigadier General Mick Bednarek, deputy commander of Task Force Lighting and Multinational Division North, this "only demonstrates to the world how desperate this enemy is." So it's really OK.