There is still much left to be accomplished in Iraq. But the successes of the men and women serving in this once explosive area of Baghdad cannot be overstated. Sitting here in Adhamiyah, one thing is certain: The surge has worked.
These are the words of Anthony J. Diaz, a staff sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve, recently received a master's degree in strategic studies and international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.
He lists a number of ways that Iraq is seeing improvements and progress and the whole thing must be read.
So, go and read what is happening from one that is there and actually knows.