But the news from Afghanistan hasn't been so upbeat in recent months. While we've been concentrating on Iraq and having success stopping some of the in-fighting there, the Taliban keeps threatening a comeback in Afghanistan.
The most recent evidence for this comes in the form of massive suicide car bombings, two of them in the last two days. Here's the somewhat sanitized lead from a news service today:
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — A suicide car bomber killed 38 Afghans at a crowded market Monday, pushing the death toll from two days of militant bombings to about 140.