The days of wine, roses and painful, overly-optimistic fuckery:
May 22, 2007
"One by one, the 18 provinces of Iraq are being turned over to the Iraqis"
And the days of more recent, just plain painful reality:
Petraeus: Iraqi Leaders Not Making 'Sufficient Progress'
By Cameron W. Barr
Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, March 14, 2008; Page A10
BAGHDAD, March 13 -- Iraqi leaders have failed to take advantage of a reduction in violence to make adequate progress toward resolving their political differences, Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, said Thursday.
You might as well read it here, since you sure as shit won't read it over there.