I said it the other day, and I'll say it again. Iraq is not where it needs to be yet, and it has taken too long and cost too much.
That said, this is some validation if ever there was any. I'm pleased to see that we're not blowing this off (well, some are), and that the story is getting it's due.
The next six months are going to be very interesting, both in Iraq and in the larger Arab world. Will a wave of popular revolts against the fascist dictatorships in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and other places spontaneously erupt? It sure ain't out of the question folks.