With a lot more work to do there is some very good news from the top Marine in Iraq that attacks have dropped sharply in the past 4 months.
New York Times
The officer, Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, head of the First Marine Expeditionary Force, said that insurgents were averaging about 10 attacks a day, and that fewer than two of those attacks killed or wounded American forces or damaged equipment. That compared with 25 attacks a day, five of them with casualties or damage, in the weeks leading up to the pivotal battle of Falluja in November, he said.
The Fallujah attack dispersed a lot of the terrorists into other parts of Iraq, but clearly they aren't as organized in these other places. More Iraqi's are standing up for themselves as witnessed in my last entry
on a group of Iraqi's who caught and executed members of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's al-Qaeda in Iraq
Tipped by: Captain's Quarters