That the Japanese used to regularly claim they sank carriers by the Bushel, when, in fact, they hadn't even destroyed one.
So, let's just say I'm skeptical about the details of this battle outside Najaf. Especially since no one seems to know whether there are claims the group involved are Sunni, and there are claims they are Shiia. Word of 250 to 300 insurgents killed also seems rather dubious, though it undoubtedly helps the killin' when you can call in air support.
But as of this morning Sistani is still upright and I guess that's something.