Of course the situation could deteriorate in the future, but as of now Iraq looks like it's on its way to becoming a stable, vigorous, and prosperous democracy. To almost no media fanfare the Iraqi people went to the polls Saturday to participate in an election that many congressional Democrats predicted would never happen and some did their best to insure wouldn't happen.
The same people who insisted a year or so ago that the war was lost and that we should abandon Iraq forthwith, people like Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, are stonily silent now that the war appears to be just about won.
The surge has worked and the Iraqi people, at least for now, are living in relative peace. For that almost miraculous state of affairs much credit must go to President George Bush and General David Petraeus (whom the sophomoric lefties at Move On.org fatuously labeled General Betray Us because he was Bush's point man in bringing peace to the people of Iraq).
The Iraqi election spotlights some historic achievements - a major defeat of al Qaeda, the liberation of 25 million people from tyranny, the success of Bush's philosophy of promoting freedom and democracy, the capability of America to accomplish what no other nation on earth could have succeeded in doing, and the intellectual and moral discrediting of the left which opposed Bush every step of the way - all of which goes to explain, perhaps, why the major news media outlets have had so little to say about it.RLC