Sunday, July 27, 2008

Sometimes, you get one right.

I am going to brag on this prediction for quite a while.
It was one year and nine days ago that I wrote an e-mail that included the following:
things are going to change tremendously over the next 12 months. How they’ll change is anyone’s guess, but my expectation is that a year from now, the media will no longer be able to hide the fact that things are going well in Iraq, and that the world is better off because we went in.
Me, 7/18/2007

Where do we stand now? The AP, of all people, is acknowledging that maybe we're winning in Iraq.
The United States is now winning the war that two years ago seemed lost.

Limited, sometimes sharp fighting and periodic terrorist bombings in Iraq are likely to continue, possibly for years. But the Iraqi government and the U.S. now are able to shift focus from mainly combat to mainly building the fragile beginnings of peace — a transition that many found almost unthinkable as recently as one year ago.

Despite the occasional bursts of violence, Iraq has reached the point where the insurgents, who once controlled whole cities, no longer have the clout to threaten the viability of the central government.

There is much that they still don't understand, or get wrong, but it's good to see that the truth is finally starting to leech through.

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