Chin up Iraq!
Fred Barnes thinks you need to buck up, lil' democracy!
He has some other choice words for you, Iraq. You're "sullen and suspicious and conspiracy-minded." (Just for the record, so am I, and so should any American with at least a 3d grade reading level and a quarter to buy a newspaper).
At least he gets one thing right: "Rather than professionalized, the Iraqi press has become politicized." It must be really awful to live in a country where people get their news from a politicized organization rather than an upstanding, bows-to-no-one, fair and balanced news organization.
But here, sigh, is the best part, saved for last - the perfect cadence on which to end this lesson for Iraq:
"I'd like to see one other thing in Iraq, an outbreak of gratitude for the greatest act of benevolence one country has ever done for another. A grateful Iraqi heart would be a sign of a new Iraqi attitude and a signal of sure success."
The greatest act of benevolence ever.