Uh Oh: Good News From Iraq!
According to an ABC News poll, 70% of Iraqis believe their own lives are going well and 60% feel very safe (up from only 40% just six months ago). Not only that, but incomes are up 60% in the last year and a half, while 75% are confident in this week's elections.
Try as they might (and they will continue to try), the pessimism with which the MSM view Iraq is starting to differ significantly from the Iraqi view of Iraq.
Sure enough, one of the leading AP articles today is titled, "Most Iraqis Oppose Troops' Presence," which headlines the negative points of the poll and mention the positive results as an afterthought. That's a bit like saying after WWII: "Germany Surrenders, but Wienerschnitzel Price Goes Through the Roof."