It is quite uncommon for the mainstream media to focus on Iraq today. Once the Surge began to succeed, Iraq began to recede from the regular media's coverage. Now, with the economic woes in the United States, the First 100 Days of a new President, and a host of other issues, Iraq is probably the last thing people want to hear about.
I came across this story from ABC news that I think highlights the hope the Iraqis have in their future. They don't see us as the reason for their new found hope and security, and while perhaps that is disappointing, it is not a bad thing. It means that the Iraqis are looking to themselves to solve their own problems. An Iraqi Face for Iraqi Solutions for Iraqi Problems. That is for all intents and purposes, the way home for the non-Iraqis seeking to help out. The article does highlight some hope for the future of democracy in Iraq and a brighter future for the country.
Kudos to ABC for actually covering Iraq. Now if only we could work on the Grey Lady in New York.