Don't be fooled by the Administration lap dogs, on and in the Mainstream and Extremist Media, when you hear that "things are finally cooling down in Iraq since the handover of 'sovereignty'". It's not so much that things have cooled down, but that the Media has - as is their pattern - begun to grow weary of the story.
The facts on the ground, as this Boston Globe piece demonstrates, are likely very different from the perceptions you're being peddle by the bulk of the Mainstream Media:
The relatively high rate of US military casualties has dimmed hope that the handover of power to the Iraqi government would help stabilize the country and reduce pressure on US soldiers.
Since the June 28 handover of power, the 160,000 coalition forces have averaged more than two deaths a day, among the highest rate of losses since the war began 15 months ago. By Saturday, 36 US soldiers had died this month, compared with 42 last month, according to a Globe analysis of official statistics.
Looks like I'll have to begin reporting more of the real numbers here, since the "Liberal" Media seems to be moving on from the story as is their tendency. Lest I be guilty of the same short attention span I accuse them of having.