Disclaimer - I don’t want a debate about whether the surge in Iraq is “working” and whether “victory is in sight”, for example discussed on CNN.com currently at:
But, that is the question I am posting about. MY question, though, is where to get useful information. Reading that article and browsing on CNN, I did not find any.
What sources carry current information about whether the surge has created the space in which Iraqi politicians could resolve their relations and effective constitution?
For example, the Baker commission report gave a list of a dozen or so Iraqi political goals that the US wants to support achieving. With my current weak awareness of it all, I might start by asking whether the commission or its agents are rendering frequent or recent judgements of how many of those goals are now met, but I don’t think I have heard anything on this since perhaps 6 months ago, and that was a chance bit on radio.
Is there a BakerCommissionGoalTelethon.com where I can look at a giant fake thermometer, or something like that?
Or other sources of estimation about Iraqi political progress?
Moderators, if somebody has pointed at some sources, feel free to move this to GD or Pit when the inevitable occurs, but I beg you consider there is still a factual question on the table if the inevitable occurs before any source pointing - please?