Saturday, December 17, 2005

Woe is us, all is for naught

According to this nabob of negativity from CBS [no, say it isn't so.] Charles Wolfson "There are no corners to turn in Iraq". "In the run-up to the voting in Iraq this week, an interviewer on National Public Radio asked George Packer, author of “The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq,” if this round of elections meant we were turning the corner there, to which Packer replied “there are no corners in Iraq …” He went on to say what Americans need to realize is that the war in Iraq is just one long haul with many problems ahead..."
Wolfson went on to point out "If Iraq is a distance race and not a sprint, can we say this week’s election was a success? Just as the two elections earlier this year should be seen as successes, of course this week’s balloting should be seen in the same way. But even before millions of Iraqis voted this week, it was pointed out the hard work isn’t in holding the election itself. The more difficult piece is whether those elected can form a government which most Iraqis from across the ethnic and religious spectrums will rally around and support."

No good news shall go unspun and all is lost no matter what the facts say it seems.