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On the other hand, the administration still is receiving far too little praise for the tremendously encouraging success of the “surge” in Iraq. One example: I spoke to a wonderful lady this week whose son is serving in the once-dreaded Fallujah. Now he’s almost “bored,” she says. The troops there are doing wonderful work rebuilding civil society, but they really aren’t fighting off bad guys much. In terms of bullets and bombs, it’s mostly quiet. Thank goodness.
Meanwhile, this week the president of the Iraqi Bar Association was in Washington, D.C., along with another 10 or so prominent Iraqi attorneys, and they are an impressive lot who report that they have seen progress in the past year in establishing a more workable court system over there. Yes, the United States, its allies, and the Iraqi people themselves (most of whom are of good will) will indeed win the effort to secure the peace in that troubled nation.
Okay, that’s enough for now. Back next week with something less random.
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