Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Three Years in Iraq AP
The Associated Press offers this interactive summarizing the three years of the war in Iraq. I like some of the techniques uses in the Timeline: 4 main themes that highlight associated times along the line.

Also, the rollover effect on the "Coalition Troop Strength" graph is a nice tough. Most people might miss it now, but I can see the effect becoming standard as time goes on.

I will say that they could have added at least one more category: rebuilding successes. From this you'd have no idea that schools were reclaimed, staffed, supplied, powered; that local governements have stood up everywhere; that medical care is being delivered and food supplied.

And there's just a hint at another fascinating story: Iraq's median age is just 19.2! Half should still be in school!

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