Friday, February 06, 2009

Peace in Iraq

For Australians it seems that no good news comes out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Sometimes it's no news at all, but usually it's bad news.
So it's no surprise at all that Iraq's largely peaceful provincial elections have gone almost completely unreported. Surely they could have reported it as the first miracle of Barack Obama's world-saving reign, but maybe that would have been stretching credibility a little too far.
I suppose it might be too much to expect the Australian media to admit that George Bush, John Howard and Tony Blair may have actually succeeded -- after a long hard road -- in bringing democracy to Iraq.