Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Baghdad curfew eased after drop in violence

Am I the only one that saw this report? Why do so many people only report the negative?

According to the report "Violence in the capital has declined since the latest U.S.-Iraqi joint security operation began on Feb. 14, though there have been spectacular attacks."

The spectacular attacks are what we've been seeing on the 6o'clock news.

"But bloodshed has increased elsewhere in Iraq after insurgents and militiamen moved operations out of the capital ahead of the security crackdown."

Makes sense. The bad guys heard that the surge was coming. The bad guys decided to make like a tree and leave. Wasn't the initial plan of the surge to secure Baghadad? Now it's time for the next step?

"Since the start of the security operation, the military had enforced a 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. ban. Before that, the curfew had been 11 p.m. to 5 a.m."

In fairness, this is three steps back and now two steps forward. Curfew is not at the same time as before the surge started. But it sounds like Baghdad is more secure.

C'mon guys, at least report the good stuff when it happens.

and at other places.

Reported by Saint Louis Today. and at other places.

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