Sunday, June 07, 2009

Guess where this came from?

There is much going on in Iraq that is admirable. Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis are beginning to work out their differences through negotiation, not violence. Freedom of speech abounds. A new economy is taking shape, in which entrepreneurs are creating jobs and a civil society. Elections are punishing thugs and theocrats who cannot deliver services and rewarding more-pragmatic forces. The appeal of radical Islam is waning.

Who would write such a thing? National Review? World Net Daily? Who?

Would you believe....Newsweek?

Of course the article couldn't go long without fawning over Obama and giving him some kind of future credit for the success of Iraq:

But Obama still has the power to shape a decent outcome in Iraq. In doing so, he could help change the political dynamic within the Arab world and present a new model of America's relations with a modern, Muslim, Arab country.

Gee, kind of exactly how Bush wanted it to be.

Somehow, I think that even if the fawning press gives unfairly some or much of the credit to Obama to how Iraq turns out in the next few years, our gracious ex-President will never utter a defense. Bush never sought anything for himself. It was always about us in America and what was right in Iraq.

Imagine if things do turn out so well that 20 or 30 yrs from now we have an American President shaking hands with an Iraqi President and both speaking heartfelt words before the world about the men and women of our U.S. forces who gave so much that Iraq might be free. The shrill political partisan voices of today will have long faded, and all that will be remembered is the sacrifice and the gratitude.