USA Today is reporting major al-Qaeda-style attacks against civilians are down 50 percent since the surge started some six months ago.
Looks like we were right when we reported that most of the major attacks were being done by al-Qaeda and other foreign fighters at that time.
So for the second week in a row a major news outlet who have been critical of the Iraq War are now saying conditions really are improving in Iraq.
It is a dark day for those in our country who have bet so heavily on our defeat in Iraq. Their disloyalty, is becoming more and more obvious as they scramble to redefine their positions. President Bush's approval numbers are headed up and those in the congressional leadership are headed down.
All news is not favorable however, USA Today:Major Attacks Decline In Iraq says:
"In Baghdad, attacks from powerful armor-piercing roadside bombs, called explosively formed penetrators, or EFPs, increased to 35 in July from an average of 23 per month between March and June, said Maj. Steven Lamb, a spokesman for the U.S. division in Baghdad."We still need to do something with Iran and their meddling in Iraq's affairs. The reason Iran's leaders are desperately trying to destabilize Iraq, is that a free Iraq will cause great discontent amongst Iran's young people and middle class who long for the same freedoms. Sphere: Related Content