So where are the headlines?? In the Coeur'd Alene Press a two inch squib squeezed between an ad for the Schweitzer Bluegrass Festival and above another for an Internet service on page A12 is a two inch column headlined Iraqi PM: Government has defeated terrorism. Wow! I'd think it deserved more than that!
Everyone from the International Herald Tribune to just about every broadcast outlet and blog news aggregator I can think of had this news. It's of huge importance. It means we can leave! They've done it. They've been telling us for quite sometime that we are not wanted nor needed.
The implications for the upcoming Presidential election are monumental. Who do you go with? One who would extend our military presence to infinity or one who would begin an orderly withdrawal of our troops?
Oh, if it were only that simple. Never-the-less, don't miss the point of what Maliki is saying - again. We're not wanted. They can deal with it - in their own way and in their own time.
We should know by now force feeding our goals on those who don't share them leads to disaster. The spin on this by the administration should be interesting as will how the candidates will interpret it. Will it be debunked, heeded - or like our local papers have handled it - for the most part ignoring it?