From USA Today, a very positive report on the Surge:
The number of truck bombs and other large al-Qaeda-style attacks in
Iraq have declined nearly 50% since the United States started increasing troop
levels in Iraq about six months ago, according to the U.S. military command in
The high-profile attacks — generally large bombs hitting markets,
mosques or other "soft" targets that produce mass casualties — have dropped to
about 70 in July from a high during the past year of about 130 in March,
according to the Multi-National Force — Iraq..."The enemy had the initiative and
the momentum in '06," said Jack Keane, a retired general who is a chief
architect of the increase in troop levels and mentor to Gen. David Petraeus, the
top U.S. commander in Iraq. "We've got it now."
This is the best way out of Iraq-by winning! It doesn't humiliate our troops, destroy morale at home, or encourage Al Qaeda to follow us here when we leave.