Friday, May 19, 2006

An Essay On Iraq That You Most Likely Won't Find In The MSM

The name of the piece is The Real Iraq, written by Amir Taheri. It comes from Commentary Magazine and is featured on RCP, who gets the customary hat tip.

The reason this article will probably not make it to the MSM publications will become much clearer, as you read it. It certainly paints a different picture than the Iraq based left-leaning media reporters that rarely leave their hotel rooms, yet file reports like they were some kind of eye witnesses.

It isn't all strawberries and cream, either. But, it does illustrate the old adage of, "there are two sides to every story and the truth is somewhere in the middle". This piece is a good illustration of that "somewhere in the middle".

2 comments:

Always On Watch said...

Interesting commentary, LA.

For me, the test of success in Iraq is that constitution and the inclusion of shari'a law. In Afghanistan's constitution, it is specifically stated that shari'a law trumps civil law--this is a recipe for failure.

LASunsett said...

AOW,

In Afghanistan's constitution, it is specifically stated that shari'a law trumps civil law--this is a recipe for failure.

I agree.

Anytime a totalitarian-based law is established, freedom is severely curtailed. It may be freedom compared to what they had, before. But, like you, I think it only lays a foundation for further oppression.