Sunday, May 20, 2007

Smoothing it out:

If you take the numbers of coalition troops that have died in Iraq, you get the following bar chart (light blue):

And if you plot a 36-month moving average*, you get the red line. That's what Bush calls progress.

May already has 75 fatalities. If there are 85 for the month, the moving average will continue to rise.

* - 1 to 35 month moving average for the first 35 months.


> That's what Bush calls progress.

Actually it's the cost of progress.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/20/2007 6:16 PM  

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