Turkish troops and their Arab allies are still pushing forward, but Turkey has lost the diplomatic and propaganda wars. In the end, it will have no option but to declare a famous victory and retreat.
President Donald Trump could have been more deft and diplomatic in how he engineered that immediate pullout from northeastern Syria.
The declassified name is only a partial victory for the group that goes by the name 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism.
People in Baghdad are fearful that the next war between the US and Iran will take place in Iraq, which is only just returning to peace after the defeat of Isis.