There is now a cease fire in place, and the shooting has lessened. While I think the cease fire has little chance of holding for long, in the short term there will be less random destruction to film, and the media may go back to looking at Iraq.
Not that the situation has changed much while they were focused elsewhere.
Recently the US announced that they were moving 3,500 more troops into Baghdad to settle it down. By the time this deployment was finished we had moved in about 7,000 more troops in, double the 3,500 initially announced.
More than 7,000 U.S. reinforcements, almost twice the number originally expected, are now going block by block through the Iraqi capital's Dora neighborhood
These additional forces have not made much of a difference so far. Sunday was typically bloody, with bombings, murders and other actions killing well over 50 people in Baghdad alone.
So while the war in Lebanon may cool and result in a few slow news days, Iraq will surly be able to step up and fill those empty minutes on CNN.