Nowhere to Go But Up

Polling Iraqis: "Although the percentage of Anbar residents who have a favorable view of local security has increased to 38 percent from zero in March, 62 percent still rate security negatively overall."

So, okay, I'll concede that this counts as progress. Unfortunately, on aspects of the situation that weren't already at the lowest-possible level, we're not doing as well: "Meanwhile, the level of satisfaction in other quality-of-life categories -- including the availability of jobs, supply of clean water and freedom of movement -- has decreased since March."