Americans in Iraq Face Their Deadliest Day in Months screams the New York Times headlines. read on to learn that:

In the deadliest day for American forces since the beginning of the year, at least nine members of the military were killed in the insurgent stronghold of Anbar Province,

Reads like the insurgents are surging back. But wait, there’s more:

including four in a rebel attack and at least five when their truck accidentally flipped over, the American military command said Monday.

The MSM has a nasty habit of conflating non-combat related deaths with combat deaths. That’s one way to make the war seem grimmer than it really is. It turns out that the surge that flipped the truck was a flash flood. One kinda doubts that the insurgents could have organised that.