Times Online Goes There Own Way On Iraq

Apparently, the Times Online has decided it is going to break from the pack and cover the good news from Iraq, starting with this story yesterday

Llewellyn Werner admits he is facing obstacles most amusement park developers never have to deal with – insurgent attacks and looting.

When you are building an amusement park in downtown Baghdad, those risks come with the territory.

Mr Werner, chairman of C3, a Los Angeles-based holding company for private equity firms, is pouring millions of dollars into developing the Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience, a massive American-style amusement park that will feature a skateboard park, rides, a concert theatre and a museum. It is being designed by the firm that developed Disneyland. “The people need this kind of positive influence. It’s going to have a huge psychological impact,” Mr Werner said.

The rest of the story is very fair, here’s the facts, yes there have been issues, but, this is what Mr. Werner is doing. He very much wants a safe place for children to be able to go out and play.

I suspect Democrats and Liberals around the world would prefer that the attacks continue, just to bash Bush.

The women are doing better in Iraq, as well

Young women are daring to wear jeans, soldiers listen to pop music on their mobile phones and bands are performing at wedding parties again.

All across Iraq’s second city life is improving, a month after Iraqi troops began a surprise crackdown on the black-clad gangs who were allowed to flourish under the British military. The gunmen’s reign had enforced a strict set of religious codes.

Yet after three years of being terrified of kidnap, rape and murder – a fate that befell scores of other women – Nadyia Ahmed, 22, is among those enjoying a sense of normality, happy for the first time to attend her science course at Basra University. “I now have the university life that I heard of at high school before the war and always dreamt about,” she told The Times. “It was a nightmare because of these militiamen. I only attended class three days a week but now I look forward to going every day.”

She also no longer has to wear a headscarf. Under the strict Islamic rules imposed by the militias, women had to cover their hair, could not wear jeans or bright clothes and were strictly forbidden from sitting next to male colleagues on pain of death.

“All these men in black [who imposed the laws] just vanished from the university after this operation,” said Ms Ahmed. “Things have completely changed over the past week.”

Excellent. I wonder if any of the liberal women’s groups will acknowledge the freedoms woman are now enjoying in Iraq, being able to do many of the things they could not do under Saddam. Doubtful.

Keep it up, Times Online!

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2 Responses to “Times Online Goes There Own Way On Iraq”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Teach honestly, would you invest in an amusement park in Baghdad ?
    I don’t see a masive flight of right wing capital going into Baghdad, but I may be wrong. How much have you invested ?

  2. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    Turn on CNN, MSNBC (MSLSD), ABC, CBS, NBC and PBS and enjoy amusement galore! Especially the paid ‘democratic strategists’ … Perv Bubba Clinton is their ONLY two-term re-elected dem prez since FDR in 1944 / WW II! Now that’s DEM STRATEGY… eh?

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