It's getting better all the time
It has seemed like the media has quit covering troop casualties in Iraq, especially since the "handover" took place on 6/28. Is that because a sovereign Iraq has become safer for our troops? Apparently not. From the latest numbers I can find, 36 US have been killed in the 16 days following the "transfer of power". As a comparison, the first 27 days of June saw 38 US casualties.
I don't point this out because of how it reflects on Bush, or shows how pointless this war has become. These men were sent to their deaths on at best a blundered, but well meaning plan, and at worst, a blundered, deceitful plan. The least the media can do is honor these men's ultimate sacrifice by acknowledging their deaths.