Rolling Stone : THE LOW POST: Waiter, There's a Surge in My Soup: "I was in Tal Afar's 'genuine success' story over the summer. It was such a success story that the city's neurotic, hand-wringing mayor, Najim Abdullah al-Jubori, actually asked American officials during a meeting I attended if they could tell President Bush to stop calling it a success story. 'It just makes the terrorists angry,' he said. At the meeting he pointed to a map and indicated the areas where the insurgents held strong positions.
'Here,' he said. 'Oh, and here. And here. Here also....'"