Is It 'Too Quiet' In Iraq?

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    Funny thing the past two weeks, so little news. It's all that dead Playmate and bald Britney. Did notice today that FOX is at least getting around to covering the two imprisoned, beaten border patrol agents. About time for that.

    Maybe, just maybe it could be because the surge is working, at least initially:

    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/PatrickRuffini/2007/02/24/shhhh_the_surge_is_working

    http://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com/2007/02/operation-baghdad-week-ii.html

    http://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com/2007/02/attacks-in-baghdad-down-by-80.html
     
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    well, 44 died today in a suicide bombing at a university in Baghdad.
     
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    and that was one spectacular suicide bombing, it would be unrealistic, which the people of Iraq have not had the opportunity to be, to expect all those can be ended. It's the frequency and the trends that should make or break this.
     
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    hell, if we hadn't "surged" those troops, the death toll might have been triple that!

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    C'mon MM, you admitted you hoped this would work, while being skeptical. Don't go all partisan now!
     
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    hoping it will work and thinking it will work are not synonymous. I do not think this will work. I do not think we ought to be in Iraq in the middle of a civil war, even if we did start it....it is not ours to finish or even steer.
     
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    Well some very good minds think it will, if the Iraqi government does their part. Did you see though that Talabani is in Jordan for health care?

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070226/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_talabani

     
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    If "if's" and "but's" were candy and nuts, what a merry Christmas we would have!

    That is a monumental "IF". ANd if it does NOT do its part...which is a much smaller and more realistic if, the surge will have been for naught.
     
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    Ah, but if they are and continue to do so...
     
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    if....

    aye, there's the rub
     

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