In an attempt to support her argument that Senator John Kerry is “not doing so well” in the presidential campaign, BBC News correspondent Katty Kay falsely claimed on the September 5 edition of NBC's The Chris Matthews Show: "[T]here's still bad news from Iraq, but it's not Americans being killed."
According to a CNN tally, out of the 1,002 American soldiers who have died in Iraq (as of September 7), more died in 2004 than in 2003 -- including nearly twice as many in August 2004 (67) as in August 2003 (36).
As The Washington Post reported on September 7, the death toll continues to rise: “Sunni insurgents and Shiite militiamen mounted a brazen series of attacks on U.S. soldiers across Baghdad on Monday night [September 6] and Tuesday morning [September 7] that raised the U.S. military's two-day death toll to 13 and illustrated the grave dangers that continue to confront American forces in the Iraqi capital.”
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