I don’t usually write about news items unrelated to religion but since this has gotten no press coverage in the country I thought I’d help bring it to light.

You know that battle that the Iraqi government supposedly lost to the Shiite militias last month, as reported by CNN and NY Times.  Well it turns out that they were wrong as this article by the London Times suggests. 

Music is being played again.  Women can go to class and do not have to cover their heads.  Security is being established.  The work isn’t completed but it’s a far cry from what was reported a month ago by CNN and never contradicted thereafter.