This is a story which I would have thought would have been given much more attention by the conservative blogosphere- in fact the opposite it true, I haven't yet come across a post on it.
Seems like the first ever Iraqi police raid has been carried out in Baghdad without US oversight. They arrested 20 suspects and confiscated several AK-47s.
"Medain is a very important area for us to secure - many people suspected of terrorism live in that region," said Brig. Gen. Hamed Aabdullah Abrahim, 2nd POB commander. "Our brigade is conducting qualitative operations, not quantitative, and it has resulted in a safer Baghdad."
Contrary to leftist opinion, there is a strategy at work in Iraq- and operations like this prove that it's beginning to bear fruit.
The Baghdad police academy has graduated nearly 16,000 students. The most recent class of 669 police officer graduates were the first to be entirely trained by Iraqi instructors. The plan seems to be working.