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Friday, February 22, 2008

Good News & Bad News from Iraq

Some of the best news in a while: Sadr extends Iraqi ceasefire. The Mahdi Army ceasefire along with the Sunni Awakening are the two biggest reasons that the Surge has managed to drastically reduce violence in Iraq. (Also, the internal migration and ethnic cleansing that have resulted in sectarian-homogenous neighborhoods - but that's not quite as uplifting.)

And the bad: Turkey launches ground operation in Iraq. I guess the Turks have a surge of their own planned. Not good.

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