Badger 6 writes:
Ar Ramadi, Iraq, provincial capital of Al Anbar province, the biggest and western most province of Iraq. In the mind of many the Wild West, home to disaffected Sunni Tribes who even Saddam Hussein could not control. Last summer in a classified report that was leaked to the Washington Post the situation was characterized as “dire.” When I arrived in this city, the thought of being here in the daylight was unthinkable.
Over this last six days, in this city there have been no reported insurgent attacks.
No roadside bombs.
No “other small arms fire.”
No car bombs.
Read it all. This is not a declaration of victory, or anything close to it. But things do seem to be different (and better) there recently.
UPDATE: See Badger 6’s update. Someone told him there may have been one attack, but he has been unable to verify it.