I have formulated something from one of my favorite literary characters, Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock says “How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?” ISIS is no longer a problem, there is safety and security, enough that an oil rig operator I know that said he would never go back is going back, a fully formed government (or just about), they have sanctions off of them and assets returned and the full support of the whole World.

I believe the vast majority of Iraqis are good people, and those that are corrupt in power have now been neutered. Corralling all the corruption has certainly taken longer than anyone probably expected, but I do believe we have a pretty firm handle on that now and finally finish the process. I believe they have had a target date in mind for a while now, but we simply have not arrived at that date just yet. Let’s see what these next few days/weeks bring us and what they choose to reveal publicly as this year begins to wind down.  I think we will all be very happy before too much longer, IMO.