Iraq is now creeping away from murderous authoritarianism to face the more normal messes of a creaky Third World nation: corruption, poverty, health problems, miserable public services. And that is vastly preferable to what came before.
American Enterprise editor-in-chief Karl Zinsmeister just got back from Iraq, and he looks at the war’s progress from short and long-term historical perspectives.
His conclusion: perhaps the sky isn’t falling after all.
If you want to read the Arthur Cherenkoff media analysis Zinsmeister refers to, it’s available here.