Blue daysIt's working. The war is working. The surge is working. They will still be working a year from now. Big Brother explained it all.
All of them gone
Nothing but blue skies
From now on
-- Irving Berlin
OK, it was a bit hard to follow all the arrows. For example, Anbar was the big example of how it's all working so well. But the sheik he just visited with in Anbar was assassinated just before his presidential address:
Iraqi and American officials were caught off guard by the assassination, which came just hours before Mr. Bush addressed the American people about his plans for Iraq. But they said it would not derail the collaboration of the alliance of Sunni clans, known as the Anbar Awakening Council, and groups in other provinces.If you're confused, just follow the arrows. Soon it will all make sense.
In his speech, Mr. Bush acknowledged the killing. “Earlier today, one of the brave tribal sheiks who helped lead the revolt against Al Qaeda was murdered,” he said. “In response, a fellow Sunni leader declared: ‘We are determined to strike back and continue our work.’ And as they do, they can count on the continued support of the United States.”