According to a recent report, polling data suggests positive trends in Iraq. In a survey conducted by ABC News, the BBC and Japan's NHK, 85% of Iraqis considered their neighborhood security to be good. And, according to a CNS News report, 64% of Iraqis support democracy and 58% consider the situation in Iraq to be very good or quite good. (Thanks to Investor's Business Daily.)
Would it really be that painful to admit that we occasionally succeed? I'm not saying life in Iraq is perfect - but it is apparently safer there than in certain spots in Mexico.