Something else that the media seem determined to leave in the last pars of the story.
This from the WAPO item on the latest US fatalities in Iraq.
Resistance forces have mounted an average of 22 attacks a day on the U.S. occupation forces in Iraq in recent weeks, mostly in the so-called "Sunni Triangle,"
In the beginning there were "10 or 12" attacks per day. That eased up to 15, then 20.
There is a plan, there is a strategy and someone is running it with a level of skill, determination, flexibility and excellence that the US military should admire. They have an enemy worthy of the name, and he is winning.