Roger L. Simon

You Can't Tell the Players without a Scorecard

Everybody has his own narrative of events in Iraq and, predictably, at this moment CNN is emphasizing the bad news — Source: Philippines bringing troops home early – Jul 13, 2004. Of course this ongoing soap opera is about a measly 50 troops on a humanitarian mission.

Meanwhile, on what I would wager is a far more significant front (and yet to make its appearance on CNN) the Associated Press is reporting: Iraqi police seized more than 500 criminal suspects in raids in Baghdad Tuesday, an Interior Ministry source said. Some of these people are evidently weapons traders. In others words, the Iraqi government is getting its act together. Let’s keep our fingers crossed it continues. So far, this Allawi guy seems to have his head screwed on straight. (via LGF)