Likelihood of Success

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Spiraling into control

Posted by Ron Coleman on December 11, 2007

Dave Price at Dean’s World:

The situation is, er, spiraling into control, or something.

As a result, violence has dropped considerably since June and there have been signs that Baghdad is becoming less chaotic. U.S. casualties have fallen from 101 in June to 37 in November, according to an AP count, and Gen. David Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in the country, says there has been a 60 percent decline in violence over the past half year.

Of course, there are numerous caveats given, such as:

That is a rarity in what has been a relentlessly unpopular war.

Long forgotten are the 80% approval ratings in 2003, and the press’ Fake News Division is hard at work making sure they never return.


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