As a civilian a few thousand miles away having only the mainstream media to count on for information, it’s almost impossible to make an informed decision on the job performance of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.
But I have a few clues he must be doing a good job…
The New York Times hates him Democratic Senator Carl Levin and Republican Senator John Warner have called for his ouster. Hilliary says she wants him gone and the NYT has another hit piece on him this morning.
So we have every reason to believe he must be a doing a great job.
As usual, the liberal echo chamber is more worried about the election that the outcome of the war.
Capitan Ed has been following Maliki and has a great post up. If you care about the future of Iraq -and by extension care about the future of the U.S.- you should take a few minutes of your day and read it and his links. — I’m a natural skeptic so I remain a bit less enthusiastic in my optimism than Ed… But it is a great post and does give us reason for great hopes. I won’t even bother clip it, that would not do it justice but I’ll tease you with the subject line:
My answer by the way is that we don’t know and it is doubtful any single act will end the insurgency BUT the fact the question was even asked and analyzed says much. And if the reports Ed cites pan out, this might be the start of something big.
Postscript: On another note, in my mind this is possibly the most important post in the blogosphere in the last 24 hours, it’s been up since 3pm yesterday and so far it has zero trackbacks. Guess that shows what I know.