27 October 2006

Good News From Iraq: Iraqis Stepping Up

You probably haven't heard this from the MSM, but six of 10 Iraqi Army divisions, 30 of 36 Iraqi Army brigades, and 90 of 112 Iraqi Army battalions are in the lead in their areas of operations. From MNF-Iraq:

The level of violence in Baghdad has decreased sharply since the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Caldwell said. The violence is lowest in areas that Iraqi and Coalition Forces cleared, he noted.

There were recent violent incidents around Iraq, Caldwell acknowledged, but in every instance, Iraqi Security Forces responded quickly, calmed the situation and prevented the violence from spinning out of control.

"What we see in actions taking place all over Iraq is that Iraqis are taking charge of their country, and they're doing it valiantly," he said. "Violence will flare up again in areas that are under Iraqi control. The question will be, 'Can they handle these situations themselves?' In all of these incidents, they did. They responded, and they returned calm to the areas. The Iraqis brought an Iraqi solution to an Iraqi problem, which is precisely the strategy for Iraq."

Funny, but I don't remember seeing anything about that in the headlines or top stories. You should read the whole article, because it is the only way to find out what the MSM isn't telling you about our troops making progress in Iraq.


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