BAGHDAD - Violence in Iraq is at its lowest levels since the first year of the American invasion, finally opening a window for reconciliation among rival sects, the second-ranking U.S. general said Sunday as Iraqi forces formally took control of security across half the country. Associated Press Reconciliation among rival sects? That's what I call high hopes indeed. Probably closer to the truth to say that the sects are running out rivals to kill and "cleanse" from their respective turfs. Iraq has a few million less people these days to kill and be killed too, some have become dead already and others have left the country to become refugees. They're just running out of people to kill over there. That's why the violence is down. Duh. Where do they get these generals and propagandists er, reporters to sell these fairy tales to us anyway? Shills Are Us?