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09-17-2005, 12:51 PM
Major Brian Golden (USA) writes about the good in Iraq in a Boston Globe op-ed piece - Good News From Iraq (http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/09/16/good_news_from_iraq/)

10-02-2005, 11:57 AM
By Swanee Hunt of the Washington Times - http://www.washtimes.com/commentary/20051001-111841-1321r.htm

10-03-2005, 05:12 PM
NY Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ideas_opinions/story/351806p-300041c.html

10-23-2005, 10:23 PM
More Good News From Iraq (http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20051023/news_lz1e23goodnew.html) - Robert Caldwell, San Diego Union-Tribune:

"First the press and then the public (could there be a connection?) have soured on an Iraq war now in its third year with a casualty count nearing 2,000 American dead. Predictably, then, too little has been made of the most recent events that point to eventual success for the U.S. mission and vindication of the heroic sacrifice made by America's soldiers and Marines..."

Prime-time for Democracy (http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05296/592940.stm) - Jack Kelly, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

"The opening of the first of several trials of Saddam Hussein for crimes against humanity is an indication of how far Iraq has come since American tanks entered Baghdad two and a half years ago..."

11-03-2005, 02:25 PM
3 Nov. Boston Globe - The Good News from Iraq is not Fit to Print (http://www.boston.com/news/globe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2005/11/02/the_good_news_from_iraq_is_not_fit_to_print/). Excerpt follows:

"... The announcement on Oct. 25 that the first genuinely democratic national charter in Arab history had been approved by 79 percent of Iraqis was a major piece of good news. It confirmed the courage of Iraq's people and their hunger for freedom and decent governance. It advanced the US campaign to democratize a country that for 25 years had been misruled by a mass-murdering sociopath. It underscored the decision by Iraq's Sunnis, who had boycotted the parliamentary elections in January, to pursue their goals through ballots, not bullets. And it dealt a humiliating blow to the bombers and beheaders -- to the likes of Islamist butcher Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who earlier this year declared ''a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy" and threatened to kill anyone who took part in the elections."

"No question: If you think that defeating Islamofascism, extending liberty, and transforming the Middle East are important, it's safe to say you saw the ratification of the new constitution as the Iraqi news story of the week."

"But that isn't how the mainstream media saw it..."