Schweigen ist Gold
Ich hatte mich ja schon gewundert und langsam begonnen mich zu fragen, ob ich mir das jetzt nur einbilde, aber wie ich eben über die „Achse des Guten“ herausfand, hat mich mein Eindruck nicht getrogen, daß und warum man in den Medien kaum noch was zum Irak hört:
That the media are no longer much interested in Iraq is a sure sign things are going well there. Instead, they’re talking about the presidential campaign, or Burma, or global warming, or . . . whatever.
Why? Simply put, the news from Iraq has been quite positive, as Petraeus related in his report to Congress. Consider:
- On Monday came news that U.S. military deaths in Iraq fell to 64 in September, the fourth straight drop since peaking at 121 in May and driving the toll to a 14-month low.
- Civilian deaths also have plunged, dropping by more than half from August to 884. Remember just six months ago all the talk of an Iraqi „civil war“? That seems to be fading.
- The just-ended holy month of Ramadan in Iraq was accompanied by a 40% drop in violence, even though al-Qaida had vowed to step up attacks.