BIG MEDIA ARE CATCHING UP WITH THE BLOGOSPHERE on events in Anbar. Here’s a report from the Chicago Tribune:

By all accounts, the results in Anbar have been impressive: Where barely 200 police officers had served in Ramadi, the provincial capital, last summer, now there are more than 8,000. The number of attacks on U.S. forces dropped from 108 a week last year to seven during the first week of May.

“We started remembering what had happened [with Al Qaeda] and how things went, and we decided to fight,” said Tariq al-Duleimi, who heads security for Sattar Abu Risha, the young sheik who was the host of the meeting at his compound last October.

I wonder if, like Joe Klein, they’ll be savaged by lefty bloggers for daring to mention this.