Omar over at Iraq the Model reported over a week ago that Sunni militants were leaving Baghdad rapidly. Last Friday, he reported that after an especially threatening and acrimonious debate in parliament, Baghdad was quiet…too quiet. Over the weekend there has been intense, but very one-sided fighting in several Iraqi cities.
What’s different? A new general bringing a slight modification of approach, and the restatement by the president of a determination to win despite political opposition. Is that it, then?
And the Surge hasn’t even started.