Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Step by Step

"You can't fix in six months what it took 35 years to destroy." These words, spoken by Ibrahim al-Jaafari, Iraq's first democratically elected Prime Minister in half a century, should be inscribed in 3-foot-tall characters as a preface to all the reporting from Iraq. Sadly, the underlying reality all too often seems to escape many reporters caught in the excitement of "now."
Step by Step: A roundup of the past three weeks' good news from Iraq, published in the Wall Street Journal, gives hard evidence to the progress being made in Iraq.

No one wants a single life sacrificed for any cause, but there are times when such a sacrifice must be made. In the modern media world of 'if it bleeds it leads' the underlying good is often neglected. This piece helps to set the record straight.


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