Bad News. We're Winning
I'm confused. According to Reuters, violence of all kinds in Iraq is down 70% since the so-called "surge." Shiites and Sunnis are reconciling in Anbar, Diyala, Basra and attacking their mutual enemy, foreign al Qaeda jihadists. Moqtadr al Sadr's Mahdi Army is splintered and in his last radio address, Osama bin Laden pleads with followers to stop killing each other.
So what's the first sentence of the lead editorial in today's New York Times? "The news out of Iraq just keeps getting worse."
I guess that must mean we're winning.