Some politicos have been dancing around this topic for the last couple of weeks. I suggested that the war might be coming to an end earlier this month. Now I am willing to declare it:
The Iraq War is Over!
According to Icasualties.org, in the last 13 days there have been no "Hostile" American or coalition troop deaths. In this month, there have only been 7 Americans killed by hostile actions. Four others were killed by various accidents and ailments not related to attacks.
I'm not an expert on Iraq, but looking at the numbers it's hard to see how the situation can be called a war when no soldiers are dying. The number of civilian deaths still appears high, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to separate deaths from war and deaths from crime.
It will be very interesting to see how this bleeds over into the campaign.