In case you missed it, on Wednesday American forces in the city of Kerbala officially handed over security responsibilities to Iraqi army and police units in the city. This is the second Iraqi province now controlled solely by the Iraqi army and police units. This is good news because the fight belongs to the Iraqis. We are only there to help. It is also an indication that democracy is taking hold in spite of the terrorist attacks and threats. Read the full report at Iraq the Model (see sidebar for the link).
Also, John Roberts was confirmed today by 78 to 22, in spite of bloviating by the usual suspects. Even "moderate" Hillary Clinton voted no. Here are the "Nay" voters:
All the Republicans and 23 Democrats voted "Yea"
All I can say is "Yay." Now if only the President will nominate Janice Rogers Brown for "the O'Connor seat".