Faulty Predictions

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Hopes Rise for End to Attacks (NYT, July 22): “The deaths of Saddam Hussein’s two eldest sons in a battle with American troops in northern Iraq could be an important victory in the campaign to control, and even end, the guerrilla-style insurgency that has almost daily killed or injured allied troops, administration and military officials said today.”

Three American Soldiers Killed in Iraq (NYT, July 24): “The killings were further signs that an insurgency against American troops is not losing strength as Washington hoped after the deaths Tuesday of Saddam Hussein’s sons Odai and Qusai.”

8:15 am on July 24, 2003