As the number of truck bombs and other large al-Qaeda-style attacks in Iraq have declined nearly 50% and of course the NYT continues to twist the truth on British troop reductions, Matt taped this video smack in the middle of Sadr City:
Iraq is filled with children, more than what you’ll see in the US. Despite the troubles, kids are always laughing, playing and generally seem healthy. These kids were playing soccer on the street and came over to try handshakes they have seen on television with the soldiers.
The surge must really be working: the UN wants a bigger role in Iraq
Update: And the troops are saving babies, too, Troops Shelter an Unlikely Survivor in Baghdad.
“There is an intangible and growing moral clout and it flows from an increasing respect among Iraqis for our military.”