With an excellent video contrasting 60th Street on April 29th, 2007, right around the time the Surge started, and a new video, shot on Oct 26th, 2008.
The difference could NOT be more plain. If you need visual, tangible proof on HOW WELL the Surge worked, this is it. (And no, its NOT up for debate on whether it 'worked' or not. It did.)
This street could now be anywhere in the Middle East.
For those of you not familiar with JD's work (as if Jimbo's not told you a FEW times) here is a video of his 'Outside The Wire' video.
Watch it. And learn.
Oh, and while you're at it, be sure to visit Mike Yon's piece- also explaining how the 'war' part is over:
The Iraq war is over. Barring the unforeseen, the darkest days are behind, though we are still losing soldiers to low-level fighting with enemies that are true “dead-enders.” Last month we lost seven Americans in combat in Iraq. Peace, however, is not upon us. Another thirty or so Iraqis died today in suicide attacks. Nobody suffers more at the hands of Islamic terrorists than other Muslims.