You Want Good News Out Of Iraq?
You got it!
Arthur Chrenkoff gives you all you can handle…and more.
From the Opinion Journal:
Maj. Joe Leahy is a civil engineer with the U.S. Army’s Engineer Brigade. He has been stationed at Camp Victory, outside of Baghdad, since November 2004–enough time to get frustrated. “We all know it’s a dangerous place,” he says. “But the thing that I want people to understand is that they only see those one or two instances in the country that are negative. You don’t really hear about the 100 things that have gone good.”
He adds, “One thing we’ve got to understand is that it’s not going to happen tomorrow, but we are doing something that’s getting better every day.”
Leahy’s good-bad ratio may be debatable, but many servicemen and their families and friends back home, not to mention the general public, have been getting frustrated lately with the media coverage of Iraq–enough so to cause some limited, though still welcome, soul-searching among major media outlets. Whether the coverage will improve as a result remains to be seen. In the meantime, here are the past two weeks’ worth of stories, some of which you might have missed.
Lots, lots, lots more when you jump over to the story. It’s well worth the time.