Start The Weekend On A Happy Note

A surge in good news? Powerline documents progress in Iraq.
The Baghdad security operation has been under way less than three weeks, but it has already registered a success: a sharp drop in the number of bullet-riddled bodies found in the streets - victims of sectarian death squads.
The number of bodies found so far this month in Baghdad - most of them shot and showing signs of torture - has dropped by nearly 50 percent to 494 as of Monday night, compared with 954 in January and 1,222 in December, according to figures
compiled by The Associated Press.
Also, much success against a-Q fighters. (I guess surgents beat insurgents.) The powerline post doesn't mention the most interesting detail of the Reuters story on that front, which is that the "bitter-ender" Sunnis seem to have turned on al-Q definitively.
Sunni tribal leaders are involved in a growing power struggle with Sunni al Qaeda for control of Anbar, a vast desert province that is the heart of the Sunni Arab insurgency in Iraq.