Thursday, June 10, 2004

Perspective on Iraq

Australian blogger Arthur Chrenkoff once again provides a great roundup of the (mostly unreported) good news in Iraq.

Also, Norm Geras recently cited this interesting piece by Amir Taheri in the June 6th Sunday Times:

Iraq today is no bed of roses, I know. I have just come back from a tour of the country. But I don't recognise the place I have just visited as the war zone depicted by the Arab and western media.

It is true that Saddamite leftovers and their allies have stolen enough money and arms to continue their campaign of terror and disruption for some time yet. But they have no popular following and have failed to develop a coherent national strategy. The Iraqi civil defence corps has gone on the offensive, hunting down terrorists, often with some success. At the same time attacks on the Iraqi police force have dropped 50% in the past month.

Read the whole thing, as they say.


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