Friday, January 11, 2008

Good News: Anbar Province is Just About Ready for Hand-Over

Marine Major General Walter E. Gaskin says that between less violence in Anbar, and Iraqi security forces who are ready to take over, Anbar is ready to get handed back to Iraqi control.

So far, half of the 18 Iraqi provinces have gone back to Iraqi control. It's gone slower than President Bush wanted: but it's happening.

The latest province to go back to Iraqi control is where the "Anbar Awakening" happened. I think there's a lesson to be learned here: When people get fed up with a problem, it gets solved. Al Qaeda was certainly a problem in Anbar, and the people got fed up, and - with quite a bit of help - the people of Anbar are getting their province back.

2 comments:

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

regardless of who wins it will be the economy and i explained that here

poor mr or mrs next president

and iraq ....the new efforts and focus on surge and money will not work . sunni or latter

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

I'll agree that the situation in Iraq isn't ideal.

Thanks for the comment - It's given me a direction for another post.

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