“The people of Iraq are free.”

Big applause from almost the entire chamber. Lord knows there are enough nutcases in Congress who still wonder if toppling Saddam was a “good thing.”

I’d like to hear an admission that the administration underestimated postwar problems, but I doubt we’ll get one.

Still — 1600 patrols a day, 18 raids a week sounds like pretty good work. And violence is down.

And he is still harping the end-of-June deadline for full Iraqi soveriegnty

Bet that it will happen de jure — but not de facto.