Saturday, January 29, 2005

From Canada: Word of a "Thirst" for Democracy in Iraq

From the Toronto Star:
AMMAN, Jordan—The Canadians on the ground say something marvellous is happening in Iraq.

You may not see it just yet, not through the dust and debris of car bombs. But they do. And the words they use to describe it are nothing short of breathless.

"The big story just isn't getting out. But it is really happening.

Despite what you see on cable news, despite the bombs and the beheadings, Iraqis are putting their lives on the line for this thing called democracy. They have a thirst for it. They want it. And they're getting it."
Finally, a tiny break in the stormclouds of unremitting negativism emanating from the Western media.