Michael O'Hanlon Quotes
It is another indication that the predictions of high casualty levels that were mocked before the invasion have come to pass. The US numbers fluctuate, but they are still quite high. Iraqi security force casualties are higher than any time. The silver lining means the Iraqis are fighting the insurgency more, but the security trends don't show much reason for positive sentiment.
It's not enough to just have a good day in Iraq. We had a good day on January 30, too. And then we had a good few weeks after that. And then things got as bad as ever. So we really have to think more strategically and not indulge in the luxury of letting ourselves think one good day equals real progress.