I don?t know about you, but I?m tired of the steady drumbeat of bad news and defeatism from
On Tuesday the United Nations Security Council unanimously passed a resolution supporting the end of the occupation of
The press coverage of
The fact is, you see, that uncertainty and mess are unavoidable elements of war, but if that?s all you hear, you begin to think the sky is falling. And that?s what has been happening in
For example, while there is trouble in the Sunni Triangle, Victor Davis Hanson notes that in
Add to that the interim government of Prime Minister Iyad Allawi. It?s a balance between the ethnic, regional, and tribal groups?a balance many thought would be impossible to achieve.
As the interim government takes control on June 30,
Addressing the Iraqi people, Allawi said, ?Targeting the multinational forces, led by the
And there?s more. First, in
Will things continue to be uncertain and messy? Sure?this is war. As Hanson writes, ?Anyone who thinks thousands of Islamic fascists and out-of-work Baathists won?t want to stop the region?s first consensual government is unhinged. But, again,? he adds, ?for all our mistakes of omission there was and is a plan?and it is now slowly coming to messy fruition.?
But the big question is: Is our effort in
For further reading and information:
Edith M. Lederer, ? UN Endorses Iraq Sovereignty Transfer ,? Associated Press,
Robert H. Reid, ? Nine Iraqi militias will disband ,? Casper Star-Tribune,
?Iraqi Gratitude ,? Wall Street Journal, 8 June 2004.
Paul Wolfowitz, ? The Road Map for a Sovereign Iraq ,? Wall Street Journal, 9 June 2004.
Fred Barnes, ? The Caravan Rolls On ,? Weekly Standard, 7 June 2004.
Victor Davis Hanson, ? The New Defeatism ,? National Review Online, 4 June 2004.
William Safire, ? Progress in Iraq ,? New York Times, 31 May 2004. (Reprinted by the Arizona Daily Star.)
Cal Thomas, ? Recent Iraq history ,? Townhall.com, 9 June 2004.
Oliver North, War Stories: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Regnery, 2004).
William Bennett, Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War on Terrorism (Doubleday, 2002). Call 1-877-322-5527 to order.
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