When it comes to Iraq, many don't want the truth to get in the way of a good story. I'm not saying that things there are easy or even good, it's just not all doom and gloom like it's portrayed. And since the perception at home may be a bigger factor than anything else, we ought to hear both sides of the story.
Michael Yon has another post worth reading, and it's fairly short (compared to the norm). He talks about the progress in Hit, Iraq (appropriately pronounced "heat"). Hit is a Sunni city in the Anbar province, up-river from Ramadi and Fallujah that has nearly been a lost cause, until recently. Read more here and explore the rest of Yon's work.
Blackfive.net has a weekly feature called "The Weekly Fishwrap," which is a collection of articles each week with encouraging news from Iraq – basically all the stuff you don't see in the main stream media.
JD Johannes, the director of independent documentary Outside the Wire (2007), writes about how quickly things can change in Iraq.
There's lots more but time constraints prevent me from listing them now. I'll come back to this later…