Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Tuesday's good news from Iraq

Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina just returned from a brief reserve duty in Iraq. He points to progress there, especially in the evidence that many Iraqis have decisively rejected Al Qaeda: "The rejection of al-Qaeda in Iraq is evident in the decision by about 12,000 Iraqis to join the local police force in Anbar province since January, compared with only 1,000 in all of 2006, Graham said. He cited the willingness of Iraqis to participate in local security in the volatile Sunni province as one indication that the new security may be sustainable."

Coalition forces, meanwhile, killed over 30 terrorist insurgents near the town of Khalis, and also re-established the water supply to that town.