It's been a long time since we heard much about Baghdad.
Not really all that important.
We've got primaries and caucuses to deal with.
Gotta make a decision between Republican and Democrat.
One the party with bad ideas and the other with none.
I use to hate elections, because they always seemed to boil down to a choice between the lesser of two evils.
I was really excited about the election of 08.
There seemed to be some real good choices out there.
I bought into Barrack Obama's hope and change mantra early.
I liked Ron Paul, remember him?
Now that Hil and Bill are getting down and dirty, Barrack seems to be buckling, and turning toward fighting them on their turf. Rather than stick to his clean and wholesome campaign strategy.
Maybe when all the smoke and mirrors are taken away we'll end up with the same old choice between the lesser of two evils.
That wasn't where I was going with this post.
I opened my brain and it just slipped out.
Back to my point.
There has been little news about Iraq on the tube, and in the press.
Two post ago I paid tribute to two soldiers lost from the 4th brigade in Diayala province.
The fourth is Matt's brigade, and while they weren't from his company, it was close to home.
I don't recall hearing much about it, other than in the circles I travel here in the blogosphere.
Well some of the events of yesterday, hit the news.
A car bomb in Mugdadiya, and a suicide bomber that walked up to troops walking the streets of Baghdad and ignited himself. Killing five soldiers. They haven't released names or units yet. I watch Rueters though, and I can tell you that there is a lot more happening than makes the news.
READ ALL ABOUT IT.
While the surge has had an impact, you be the judge about how effective its been.