Betsy Newmark read Amir Taheri’s Commentary article about the situation in Iraq and found some information I certainly have not heard reported. This is just one example of some news that does not seem to be getting much attention:
Amir Taheri has a long article in Commentary reflecting on the situtation in Iraq based on his years of covering Iraq. He finds that the media has done a poor job of covering the present situation there because of the scope of the story, their own prejudices and antipathy to the war. He looks at five different criteria to compare how Iraq has been doing since the war to before and finds all four show marked improvement. First he looks at the refugee situation and notes that there is none, not what anyone expected before the war began.
When things have been truly desperate in Iraq–in 1959, 1969, 1971, 1973, 1980, 1988, and 1990–long queues of Iraqis have formed at the Turkish and Iranian frontiers, hoping to escape.
Since the Saddam regime was toppled, however, there have been over one million Iraqis who have returned to Iraq from abroad.
Read it all.