Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Iraqi political reconciliation in progress.

We here at TRS wanted to take a moment to highlight even more good news from Iraq. It appears that the Iraqi cabinet has approved a general pardon law. Not the end of the process but certainly a positive step toward formal political reconciliation. On balance, the objective facts, not the least of which is the dramatic decline of violence (the most significant premise of any definition of victory), requires optimism about Iraq.

Amazing how the MSM fails to cover significant positive developments in Iraq. How long ago was the cut and run crowd of Dingy Harry, Damascus Nancy and ABSCAM Jack, etc… declare defeat?

5 comments:

MARK KLEIN, M.D. said...

"On balance, the objective facts, not the least of which is the dramatic decline of violence (the most significant premise of any definition of victory), requires optimism about Iraq."

The above is straight out the government's pr playbook about the Viet Nam War. You could have heard a pin drop on the battlefield before all hell broke loose in the Tet Offensive!

ME warfare waxes and wanes but never ends. Each side uses periods of quiet to rearm and reposition.

gee, maybe edwards would be doing better nationally if he wasn't afraid to appear on Fox News. said...

Imagine that:

The Center for Media and Public Affairs (CMPA) at George Mason University ..... found that Fox News Channel's evening news show provided more balanced coverage than its counterparts on the broadcast networks.

A look at the press release reveals the extent of the balance at Fox, and the imbalance elsewhere:

Fox News Channel’s coverage was more balanced toward both parties than the broadcast networks were. On FOX, evaluations of all Democratic candidates combined were split almost evenly – 51% positive vs. 49% negative, as were all evaluations of GOP candidates – 49% positive vs. 51% negative, producing a perfectly balanced 50-50 split for all candidates of both parties.

if democrats had any brains, they would be watching fox news said...

On the three broadcast networks, opinion on Democratic candidates split 47% positive vs. 53% negative, while evaluations of Republicans were more negative – 40% positive vs. 60% negative.

For both parties combined, network evaluations were almost 3 to 2 negative in tone, i.e. 41% positive vs. 59% negative.

Little Buddy asks said...

Ex-Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto assassinated today. I think our self described genius blogger wrote something about the benefit of a nuclear Pakistan so I am curious if that is a good thing today?

Anonymous said...

Kinda looks like Musharref might have known what he was doing when he said Pakistan wasn't ready for an open election and more democracy.

He knows he is on a tinderbox and he's keeping the crazaZY Islamofascists in his own country from getting the bomb.

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