Here are three signs that in spite of the continuing problems of life and death in Iraq, things might just be turning the corner. But there is a long way to go.
(1) The number of killings is in decline.
(2) Children are returning to school.
(3) Oil production and its exports are rising.
There is, of course, a long way to go with each of these; plus masses of other outstanding problems. But seeking to advance practical help to improve the conditions of life of the Iraqi people should be seen as our first priority, especially as improvement is now feasible.