So Terrorist Death Watch is a useful meter of our progress against jihadis in Iraq and Afghanistan. Founded and operated by Chuck Simmins, TDW started counting on January 1, 2006. As of June 4th this year, our forces killed 2,283 terrorists in Afghanistan and 4,261 in Iraq. This week, Simmins summarized the surge:
(source: Simmins' North Shore Journal)
Impressive--as Gateway Pundit notes ironically, "another grim milestone." Still, the data are not widely known, as Boston Herald editor and columnist Jules Crittenden observes:
Turns out our soldiers are killing terrorists at a rate of up to 10 to 1.
AP likes death numbers. Why doesn’t AP like these death numbers? I read AP’s Iraq copy every working night. I have not seen these numbers in the AP copy that comes across my screen.
So, what's the answer?
As Tom Lehrer says, "let's not always see the same hands."(via Instapundit)