Counting the low numbers of deaths in Iraq, coupled with this report, I think we may be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel, that is of course if Turkey plays nice:
There is widespread agreement that AQI has suffered major blows over the past three months. Among the indicators cited is a sharp drop in suicide bombings, the group's signature attack, from more than 60 in January to around 30 a month since July. Captures and interrogations of AQI leaders over the summer had what a senior military intelligence official called a "cascade effect," leading to other killings and captures.Nevertheless, we should pull out now. You know, because it was an unjust war, because the Iraqis can adapt and take better care of the situation the moment we leave, because Iraq has nothing to do with our security, let alone our allies', and because we owe them nothing.