The Surge, and What Happens When Blackwater is in Detention?

Via Atrios, this post by Will Bunch who looks at the fall-out from the whole Blackwater-can’t-operate in Iraq-for-now thing:

The surge is working so well that our own CIA agents — trained for months at “The Farm” in Virginia to learn how to kill a man with a ballpoint pen, and that sort of thing — are now afraid to walk out the front door without a bevy of allegedly trigger-happy men toting machine guns and firing indiscriminately?

As I’ve asked on other posts… what are the signs that the Surge is working? In particular, what are the signs that the Surge is working that are distinguishable from the signs that the Surge is not working?