Thursday, December 6, 2007

Baghdad Much Safer as Refugees Return Home

Reason 2,468 why I distrust the majority of the national media in the USA. Things are much better in Iraq according to this BBC video about thousands of refugees returning home from neighboring nations. Another article about this is here. As many as a thousand refugees return to Iraq per day as the war-torn nation settles down after years of conflict.

The thing that obviously infuriates me is were it not for a European news service, information like this would not have even been mentioned by the likes of CNN, Fox News, or anyone else.

Whether or not you agree with the methods or decisions of the Bush administration the last 7 years, the truth is things are much better in Iraq than they have been in 50 years. Free democratic elections are a reality, security on the streets have increased tremendously. Fewer American and British forces are having to police the streets of Iraq as citizens have taken over operations and helped Iraqi police snuff out insurgents from their neighborhoods. Families that have stayed during the war have reported areas they live as being "100%" safer than even 6 months ago. What are we seeing here? We're seeing a nation establish independence and stability in a fraction of the time that even our great nation took to maintain. There are still hurdles to overcome, but when all you heard about today in the news is about erased CIA interrogation tapes, it's nice to hear some good news.

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