Monday, June 18, 2007

And So it Begins...

Despite Sen. Reid's impatience, Bill Roggio reports the Surge is just getting started, and its already having an effect:

After months of preparation, the Baghdad Security Operation is now
fully underway. The operations in the Baghdad belts and greater Diyala come as
U.S. and Iraqi forces continue to establish the Joint Security Stations and
Combat Outposts inside Baghdad, and clear and hold the neighborhoods. At last
count, forty percent of Baghdad is now considered secure. Major, mass casualty
suicide attacks inside the capital have been few and far between the past
several weeks, while mortar attacks, IED strikes and small scale bombings and
shootings are still a major threat.

Expect more such attention getting, but militarily insignificant attacks to occur throughout the summer, but steel your nerves.