The "blog of the year" proves its worth by announcing some good news from Iraq Some examples:
Over 400,000 kids have up-to-date immunizations.
School attendance is up 80% from levels before the war.
Over 4.5 million people have clean drinking water for the first time ever in Iraq.
Over 60,000 police are patrolling the streets.
Over 100,000 Iraqi civil defense police are securing the country.
Over 80,000 Iraqi soldiers are patrolling the streets side by side with US soldiers.
Over 400,000 people have telephones for the first time ever.
Girls are allowed to attend school.
The port of Uhm Qasar was renovated so grain can be off-loaded from ships faster.
The country had its first 2 billion barrel export of oil in August.
All in all, a pretty lame list. Nothing remotely balances the continuing failure to defeat the terrorist insurgency that is not only killing Americans, but Iraqi non combatants at an alarming pace. Also, since their source is some guy in the national guard, I would like see some documentation of the good news. I am especially skeptical of the claim that girls could not attend school before in Iraq, under one of the more secular regimes in the Islamic world, where, if I am not mistaken, some women have been involved in various weapons-progams under Saddam.
Oh, wait. I forgot. IT WAS REPORTED ON A BLOG, WHICH MAKES IT MUCH MORE RELIABLE THAN ANYTHING IN THE DREADED MSM!