November 11, 2007

AN OPTIMIST GROWS IN BAGHDAD:

Optimism grows in Iraq (Jim Muir, 11/11/07, BBC News)

Is Iraq getting better? The statistics say so, across the board.

Over the past three months, there has been a sharp and sustained drop in all forms of violence. The figures for dead and wounded, military and civilian, have also greatly improved.

All across Baghdad, which has seen the worst of the violence, streets are springing back to life. Shops and restaurants which closed down are back in business.

People walk in crowded streets in the evening, when just a few months ago they would have been huddled behind locked doors in their homes.

Everybody agrees that things are much better.


Everyone agrees but congressional Democrats, who are eager to surrender.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 11, 2007 7:31 AM
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