Tuesday, July 31, 2007


This is great news. I hope and pray that this is the beginning of continued improvement, and not the end of it.

The attack raised to at least 73 the number of U.S. service members who have died in Iraq in July, the lowest number since November 2006, when at least 70 U.S. deaths were reported. The monthly toll topped 100 in April, May and June.
Everyone's complaining about the Iraqi parliament adjourning and saying things like "if they don't care, why should we?". I was getting annoyed with some guys on the local morning show for this sentiment. The truth is, politicians are politicians the world over. Many Iraqis are fighting and dying with us now, and to ascribe the actions and beliefs of their politicians to them is just as wrong as it would be to compare congress with America.

The real strides on the ground in Iraq have been made on the local level. If we win the locals, we win the country. Thats the same way it works here, though no one will admit it.