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Monday, February 19, 2007

Hopeful Families Return to Iraq

Iraq the Model gives us a great picture into daily life in Iraq, good and bad and today he tells us that Iraqi families are returning to their homes. Approximately 500 families.

Al-Sabah reports that yesterday alone 327 families returned home and that the scene of vans loaded with furniture of refugees leaving Baghdad is no more. There were times when the average was around 20 a day. The 327 figure brought the total to more than 500 families across Baghdad.

Al-Hurra TV aired a report on the story and interviewed some of the returning Baghdadis, one man said “those who returned earlier and saw the change in the situation called us and encouraged us to return, and I too will encourage the rest to come back”. The report showed those families asking the army to stay and not abandon their neighborhood, and showed the officer in charge giving his number to the locals so that they can contact him directly in case of emergency.

Looking at the relative increase in the number of attacks and their geographic extent one can expect the coming days to bring more escalation, but with the amount of power available for US and Iraqi troops I think the bad guys will not be able to achieve much.

The Iraqi's seem to feel the tide is turning, realistically it could be wishful thinking, but since they left originally because of fear, it leads me to believe they would not come back so soon if they aren't seeing something that our news media isn't bothering to show us.

This is, indeed, good news.

Pajamas Media is also showing Iraq the Model's piece and there are some great questions being asked in their comment section.

Go.... look.

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