At great cost, our troops have helped reduce violence in some areas of Iraq, but even those reductions do not get us below the unsustainable levels of violence of mid-2006.
Mosul, home to many former military officers loyal to Saddam Hussein, continues to be violent as attacks in much of Iraq have declined. An aggressive sweep of the city by the American military and the Iraqi Army in the spring brought the number of attacks down, but violence still flares.
Throughout Iraq, violence is at its lowest level in four years.
--New York Times July 10, 2008
When will the Republican noise machine that is the New York Times admit that the situation in Iraq has not improved? It seems only Barack Obama is willing to tell the truth.
Heavy, Heavy Sarcasm.