Promising signs of progress
"Tough as it may be, when even Clinton can see that insurgent action is not achieving
its goals, there is hope that change in Iraq is possible."
Reader offers response to 'Promising signs of progress'
Women voted in Iraq for the first time in many... well, for the first time in history. Not only did they brave a hostile
environment in which they were warned of violence if they voted; which better illuminated P. Diddy’s narcissistic ‘Vote
or Die’ campaign slogan in America as the infantile mendacity that it was. But they also proudly displayed their ink
stained fingers for the world to see that Democracy had finally reached the sun baked sands of Iraq in spite of terrorist
Stories and pictures of the heroic escapades from our local National Guard troops who spent a tour of duty in that country
gave us a special insight into the ‘behind the scenes’ atmosphere where schools were built and relationships established
throughout Iraqi communities that was, and still is, being under-reported by media elitists.
And yet, the editorial staff of the Daily Journal has just now realized ‘promising signs of progress’
in Iraq. What glorious event surpassed the two previously given examples to generate this epiphany?
Well, it seems that while on a congressional tour of Iraq Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton came to the conclusion
that the ‘insurgents were failing’, so it must be. Of course, that same deduction coming from any of
us who the paper’s editorial staff has repeatedly referred to as President Bush’s ‘cronies’ is disregarded
as political spin.
As the editorial opines, ‘when even Clinton can see that insurgent action is not achieving it’s goal, there
is hope that change in Iraq is possible’, it proves that political bias shows itself even when it’s not intended.
The pictures and words from our local troops alone should have been enough to create hope, because they were physically and
emotionally part of the change that has already taken place!
Satisfying the expectations of Hillary Rodham Clinton shouldn’t even be a goal of accomplishment.
Lee P Butler