While the media slept……another province, Diwaniyah, was handed over to Iraqi government control.
This means that for the first time, a democratically-elected Iraqi government is in charge of a majority of the country (10 of 18 provinces). The largest province and former home of the Sunni insurgency, al Anbar, is on the cusp of being handed over as well.
You might think this milestone would be big news, but it isn’t being covered that way. Is progress (dare I say success) in Iraq finally being recognized to the extent that good news from Iraq is no longer news or is it not big news because it doesn’t help the liberal candidates for President and Congress? You be the judge.