Over at Newshoggers, Cernig delivers. By abstracting data from another one of Petraeus's charts, he replots the graph without the hoaxes. Result: there's still a dropoff in attacks over the past eight weeks (Cernig's weekly count provides the best view), but it looks rather more modest than it does in Petraeus's chart. Funny how that works.
IED ATTACKS....A couple of days ago I mentioned that Gen. Petraeus's PowerPoint chart showing IED attacks in Iraq included "hoaxes" in its count. That seemed odd, and I wondered what the chart would look like if it showed only actual IED attacks.