Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Good News, and HARD QUESTIONS on Iraq for Obama
As we've noted before, Barack Obama, the Democratic Party, the mainstream media have been slow to recognize the progress in stabilizing Iraq and building a civil society there.
They've refused to acknowledge a distinction between the war to overturn the regime of Saddam Hussein, which Obama and some others were against, and the recent counter-insurgency effort to support the democratically-elected, pluralist government now sitting in Baghdad.
Today brings news that Anbar Province, the heartland of the Sunni insurgency, the Sunni Tribal region, the so-called "Wild West" has been handed over to Iraq control.
Read the Reuters report, HERE, and also see AFP report.
Rather than adopt an isolationist posture, the Democratic Party needs to address the Hard Questions.
Hat tip to the Times for the photos.