When I post good news from Iraq I always get at least a few comments from those on the left pointing out a terrorist attack that took place that day in Iraq, or some other bad news from the region, along with a comment such as, “yeah, Lorie, everything is just perfect in Iraq,” as if I had said any such thing. I sometimes respond, but really, what is the point? Is it really possible to converse with someone who does not understand that there can be progress in Iraq, and at the same time there can still be terrorist attacks in the region? Those wanting to hear the bad news from the Middle East can hear it 24/7 in the mainstream media — both genuine news, as well as news of fake lootings of museums and photoshopped pictures from war zones. Those wanting the whole story, though, including news of progress, have to search to find it reported. That is why I so often do post links to such stories. Read the latest, that violent deaths in Iraq in August were less than of one-third of what they were in July, which was posted at Power Line, along with the way the Washington Post found a way to misreport that good news.