AubreyJ has an interesting post that has these quotes in it.
(He = Army Maj. Gen. Rick Lynch)
Security operations are continuing all across Iraq, he added. Of the 443 total operations conducted last week, only about one-third were coalition forces only.
"Two-thirds... were either conducted independently by the Iraqi security forces or done in combination with coalition forces," Lynch said. "So you see, we've reached the point in our counterinsurgency operations where the Iraqi security forces have clearly taken the lead across Iraq."
Democracy will work in Iraq and hopefully will lead the way for other counties in the area.