So I know we all love to be armchair quarterbacks, but these statistics are completely meaningless. To take an entire country like Iraq and compare it to a city in the US is misleading. What are the violent deaths per 100,000 population in the Sunni Triangle, or in specific cities or other regions in Iraq where it literally is hell on earth right now.
I agree the Sunni Triangle is where the problem occurs, and since the Sunnis got better treatment from Saddam that makes sense. They aren't happy we took him out because now they really are a minority.
But the point was things aren't always the way they seem in the news. How about we see a couple bombings in the Sunni Triangle, and then we go outside where things are going better and see a good story. That would be balanced coverage. Instead the coverage gives the impression the whole country is like the Sunni Triangle, and as some of know, that is not the case. If the news wants to tell us when it goes bad, that's fine. But they should be willing to tell us when it goes right too. It's hard to make a sound decision on something when you only hear one side of the story. But then if that is the agenda of the media it all makes sense.