Personally, I am cautiously optimistic about developments in Iraq, but am displeased by the fact that the Old Media are going out of their way to suppress any good news. For information about the progress our forces are making, we have to rely on the alternative media. I have believed for some time that the Iraqis have to work out their own solution, rather than try to meet arbitrary benchmarks set by Congress, which has done a miserable job meeting its own benchmarks.
Victor Davis Hanson, a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, has written a number of outstanding commentaries on domestic politics and international issues. Check out his “When Good News Is No News” at http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2007/11/when_good_news_is_no_news.html
Defenselink and DefendAmerica are prime sources for first-hand information about military activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, and one wishes that the commercial news media had a cooperative rather than adversarial relationship with it. http://www.defenselink.mil/ and http://www.defendamerica.mil/iraq.html
Rush Limbaugh had a few choice words to say on his show today at:
Michael Yon is another credible source from the front lines. He is not beholden to the Big Media, and relies on reader contributions to continue sending out reports. His Web site: http://michaelyon-online.com/