Philip Reeker on Power Line

U.S. Embassy public affairs counselor Philip Reeker spoke with Scott Johnson of Power Line this weekend.

Mr. Reeker went into some detail about the success of the surge since General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker testified this past September, with attacks down by approximately 60 percent. He said that the security gains had allowed the Iraqi people to gain a sense of normalcy that had been lost after the sectarian violence that ensued from the bombing of the al-Askari mosque in 2006. Mr. Reeker nevertheless acknowledged remaining security challenges, as indicated by the two suicide bombings that had killed 26 in Diyala earlier Friday.

(A tiny nit: Amb. David Satterfield returned to Washington in 2006, where he is a special adviser to Secretary Rice.)  Read the whole thing.

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