By Brad Friedman on 11/18/2004, 11:36pm PT  

...But if you count on The News to get your news, you probably hadn't realized that 1,216 US troops have now died in Iraq. For some reason or another.

The rate in the 19 days so far this month of 5.21 U.S. servicemen and women killed each day is the highest since the first 12 days of the initial invasion when 7.67 were killed each day.

Have a nice evening --- especially you folks in the "Red States".