If you dig deep enough you can find good news. This article tells of some "Sons of Iraq" getting a chance to enter the Iraqi Police. Its been one of the stumbling blocks for reconciliation for a long time now. Maybe there really is a glimmer of hope after all.
Soldiers and IPs worked together at each of the five stations, taking recruits through the application process.
The first station involved organizing paperwork and checking identification. Once applicants cleared station one they moved on to a quick background check where they were vetted through a database of known insurgents.
Applicants were then taken through a health screening process where combat medics of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1-30th Inf. Regt., assisted Iraqi doctors with health screenings.
After completing their literacy test at station four, the candidates went on to the final phase of their screening process, a test of their physical abilities. Applicants labored through pull-ups, push-ups, a 200-meter sprint and finally, a sit-up event.
Once completing the five stations the men’s contact information was taken and they were told that notification of their ‘pass or fail’ would arrive in the coming weeks.
It's so refreshing to get good news every once in a while.