Video: ABC News says the surge is working in some parts of Baghdad

Security ops in Baghdad have chased some of the scum into other provinces, with the result an increase in violence last month outside the capital and a drop in violent deaths inside — sharply enough that they’re down across Iraq as a whole (but notably not for Iraqi policemen). The ABC clip tells the same basic story but that still won’t prepare for you the shock of seeing kids riding merry go rounds and the reporter stopping off for ice cream. He makes clear that it’s not like that everywhere, but the fact that it’s like that anywhere is startling to me, at least. Excellent job by ABC and Terry McCarthy for having the balls to go out and get this footage.