Wednesday, January 02, 2008

More good news from Iraq

Ceremony Marks Iraqi Control of Basra

Taking another positive step in Iraqi self-reliance, Basra became the ninth province to meet the joint conditions agreed upon by the Government of Iraq and Multi-National Force-Iraq.

Wow! Remember when all we heard was bad news coming out of Basra? It's a cautious step forward, but it's HUGE in terms of winning the war and getting our guys home in victory!

he people of the province can also celebrate that unification is occurring on many levels, and the central and provincial governments are working together. Iraqi Security Forces in Basra have sustained their own security for four months now. Basra is the ninth of Iraq’s eighteen provinces transferred to provincial authorities under control of the province’s governor.

HALF of Iraq's provinces are under complete Iraqi control? That's a huge deal that to my knowledge isn't getting much press here in the States! Go read the rest of the article, and if you aren't already getting your news from the MNF-I site, you SHOULD be! At the very least, sign up for their weekly email and just read that much. That's what I've been doing for months now. It's all the news you WON'T here about much otherwise!



At January 02, 2008 8:54 PM, Blogger Alicia said...

This is great news. I remember you describing the end goals and the obstacles in the way of winning the war. Even though you never really win the war on terrorism, I think we can strive for a unified Iraq, and this is great to hear. Thanks.


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