Worldview Item of the Day
The Long War Journal has posted its latest order of battle for the Iraqi Security Forces. For those who have not followed the LWJ’s orders of battle, they paint a different picture of what is happening in Iraq compared to what one typically finds in the MSM.
I believe that the LWJ post and many supporting weblogs reveal Iraqi Security Forces growing into their own. If the trend of decreased violence, increased effectiveness of the ISF, and greater cooperation from Iraqi tribes continues, whoever is elected president in 2008 will be able to withdraw most American forces from Iraq by the end of 2010 baring sudden drastic changes in the current situation.
Of course, if that is how things turn out, even in part, it may well prove that invading Iraq was successful and the Surge was successful. If we succeed in bringing liberty and democracy to Iraq and ending the threat of one genocidal dictator, where else can we succeed?