New classified NIE out this weekend in advance of testimony before Congress by Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker later this week. Looks like everything is freakin' awesome over there.
That document spoke of security gains since the increase in troop levels began in January 2007, the continued high rate of violence and uneven progress on the part of Iraqi security forces.All that violence over there? Its all progress my friends, a good thing in fact. They're really becoming great friends over there, American, Shi'ite, Sunni, Kurd, Leprechaun etc.
Since the August report, Sunni tribes have solidified their resistance to al-Qaeda-associated insurgents in Anbar and Diyala provinces, which has weakened the movement.Sounds pretty nice. Where's my travel agents number now? Oh yeah...
The report does not take into account the recent battle in Basra, the unruly Shiite port city in the south, according to another congressional official....sigh. Sphere: Related Content