- …[O]ne wouldn't know it from the acrimonious debate in Washington, but [Najaf and Mosul] two former trouble spots are rapidly joining the 80 percent or so of Iraq that suffers little or no violence,….
- The Iraqi economy is rebounding; real gross domestic product is expected to grow by 16 percent next year. …. On a per-capita basis, income levels in Iraq since 2003 have doubled, according to World Bank data.
Progress in Iraq - Editorials/Op-Ed
Oh, and check out the Iraqi Stock Market. (Thanks to Buddy in the comments.)