The War Has Largely Ended

I don't like quoting giant passages from a news story, but you should read all of this from Bizarro Iraq (where the surge didn't work):

BAGHDAD — Rockets or mortars hit the U.S.-protected Green Zone early Saturday, just a day after powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his Mahdi Army militia to extend its cease-fire by another six months.

Nearly 10 blasts could be heard in the sprawling area along the Tigris River that houses the U.S. and British embassies, the Iraqi government headquarters and thousands of American troops. It was not immediately clear whether there were casualties.

Maj. Brad Leighton, a U.S. military spokesman, confirmed the Green Zone was hit by indirect fire _ the military's term for a rocket or mortar attack _ but could not provide more details.

It was the fourth time this week that U.S. outposts in Baghdad appeared to be the targets of rocket or mortar attacks. At least six people have been killed.

The al-Sadr news is good. The rest is not so good. But what does it matter? The war has largely ended.