Overall violence in Iraq is declining to almost "normal" levels, General David Petraeus told USA Today in an interview published Tuesday, following a string of attacks the day before.Screw you General. A disgruntled jerk opens fire in a Tennessee church and kills two and the American press goes wild for two to three days. Is that what you call latent violence? In my opinion, you are one of the war criminals. I think many in the World feel the same.
The commander of US forces in Iraq warned however that the trend could be reversed by "sensational attacks" like those Monday in Baghdad and Kirkuk that killed some 56 Iraqis.
"If you could reduce these sensational attacks further, I think you are almost approaching a level of normal or latent violence," he told the newspaper in a phone interview from Baghdad.(emphasis added)
We will see how you do after January 20.