Monday, March 16, 2009

Success In Iraq

I know the left would like to forget Iraq because we didn't fail there, but while we might be depressed by what is going on here, It's good to take a look at what so many of our finest gave their lives for, and to thank them in our hearts for it's success.

Dick Cheney with John King:

Cheney said on CNN's "State of the Union with John King": "We have succeeded in creating, in the heart of the Middle East, a democratically governed Iraq. And that's a big deal. And that is, in fact, what we set out to do."

Even ABC news admits it:

Dramatic advances in public attitudes are sweeping Iraq, with declining violence, rising economic well-being and improved services lifting optimism, fueling confidence in public institutions and bolstering support for democracy.

While deep difficulties remain, the advances are remarkable. Eighty-four percent of Iraqis now rate security in their own area positively, nearly double its August 2007 level. Seventy-eight percent say their protection from crime is good, more than double its low. Three-quarters say they can go where they want safely – triple what it's been.

It's clear that the negative media campaign against Bush and the United States in general, from our own media, skewed the Iraqi's view of us. The constant anti- American drumbeat had it's affect, but nonetheless, 64 percent of Iraqis, "now call democracy their preferred form of government."