Jonah Goldberg, of National Review, who has a long history with the cheese-eating surrender monkeys, catches a moment of clarity at Al-Reuters:
"FALLUJA/RAMADI Iraq (Reuters) - Saddam Hussein loyalists who violently opposed January elections have made an about-face as Thursday's polls near, urging fellow Sunni Arabs to vote and warning al Qaeda militants not to attack.
In a move unthinkable in the bloody run-up to the last election, guerrillas in the western insurgent heartland of Anbar province say they are even prepared to protect voting stations from fighters loyal to Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, leader of al Qaeda in Iraq.
Graffiti calling for holy war is now hard to find.
Instead, election campaign posters dominate buildings in the rebel strongholds of Ramadi and nearby Falluja, where Sunnis staged a boycott or were too scared to vote last time around.
"We want to see a nationalist government that will have a balance of interests. So our Sunni brothers will be safe when they vote," said Falluja resident Ali Mahmoud, a former army officer and rocket specialist under Saddam's Baath party.
"Sunnis should vote to make political gains. We have sent leaflets telling al Qaeda that they will face us if they attack voters."
This is surely a cataclysmic change to the status quo when Al-Reuters, I say again, Al-Reuters comes across with some sunshine, add the UPI revelation about insurgent propaganda, and the WaPo not trashing the elections, and I need oxygen. What next, John Kerry congratulating our military for training so many Iraqi forces, Howard Dean shutting his cakehole? Tomorrow I expect a WaPo editorial calling for stricter penalties for government officials and journalists who traffic in state secrets to further their own agendas, and the closure of the New York Times.
I shudder at the possibilities, and can't imagine actually discussing the blooming of democracy, and not just in Iraq. The whole balance of power in the Middle East, and also between the US and the rest of the world changes completely if Iraq flourishes. Let freedom reign.