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October 25, 2004
Chrenkoff: The Iraq That Goes Unnoticed

Arthur Chrenkoff has a great column in today's OpinionJournal (also on his blog) that he e-mailed to me this morning regarding the progress in Iraq. When you read his column, you won't recognize the Iraq he describes if your information has come strictly from the mainstream media:

There are two Iraqs.

The one we more often get to see and read about is a dangerous place, full of exploding cars, kidnapped foreigners and deadly ambushes. The reconstruction is proceeding at a snail's pace, frustration boils over and tensions - political, ethnic, religious - crackle in the air like static electricity before a storm.

The other Iraq is a once prosperous and promising country of twenty-four million people, slowly recovering from physical and moral devastation of totalitarian rule. It's a country whose people are slowly beginning to stand on their own feet, grasp the opportunities undreamed of only two years ago, and dream of catching up on three decades of lost time.

His post is far too complex to excerpt here. Go read the whole thing, and ask yourself why we're not hearing this from our media in the run-up to the presidential election.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at October 25, 2004 6:59 AM

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