8/7/2008 2:17 PM ET
The Times applies the same "grim milestone" template to the 500 deaths in Afghanistan that it does to every 1,000 deaths in Iraq.
6/2/2008 12:35 PM ET
The Times reminds us things could get worse again: "There have been troughs in American casualty rates before, only to be followed by increases. Just on Sunday, an American soldier was killed by a ...
3/26/2008 12:27 PM ET
The paper has used the same formulation in three out of its four commemorations of the latest 1,000-death mark in Iraq.
3/24/2008 1:56 PM ET
Could the surge and resulting decline in the fatality rate for U.S. troops have something to do with it? The Times gives five other reasons before even making the suggestion.
10/24/2007 9:32 AM ET
"The news out of Iraq just keeps getting worse," the lead editorial blares. Does that "news" include the 70% reported drop in violence since the end of June?
1/2/2007 3:42 PM ET
A theme emerges in the paper's coverage of the Iraq War dead.