All things can be had from there. Of course, all is not PERFECT but now that there is not guts all over the place our beloved media does not want to cover ANYTHING in Iraq (much less Afghanistan). Not that they EVER covered any of the good stuff.
(Also for AL members, it is in the latest magazine)
Anyway a few quick highlights...
Civilian Deaths - Down 77 percent from the same time in 2007
Over violence down 50 percent
73 percent of Iraqis consider their neighboorhood "calm"
75 percent say they feel safe
91 percent say security is the same or better than the previous six months
Iraqi economy is up 8 percent in '08
Oil production is up 400,000 barrels (dunno total)
12 percent increase in electrical power
Inflation is down
US presence is down fro 20 brigades to 15. (not sure if I find this good news or not.)
That's just a highlights from 1 report. Tons more going on that is good. A lot of US folks (Military and Civilian) are working hard to make it work over there and the good gets no media time.