January 24, 2006

APPARENTLY, BEING CRUSHED UNDER THE IRON HEEL of Chimpy McHitlerburton's evil empire isn't so bad:

Iraqis and Afghans are the among most optimistic people in the world when it comes to their economic future, a new survey for the BBC suggests. . . .

In Afghanistan, 70% say their own circumstances are improving, and 57% believe that the country overall is on the way up.

In Iraq, 65% believe their personal life is getting better, and 56% are upbeat about the country's economy.

Go figure.

UPDATE: Norm Geras has more thoughts.