Patrick Cockburn discusses where Iraqi "democracy" is no what it is cracked up to be. He also points out the fact that the more problems there are in Iraq, the easier it is for Bush and Blair to spin the situation:
A frustrating aspect of writing about Iraq since the invasion is that the worse the situation becomes, the easier it is for Tony Blair or George Bush to pretend it is improving. That is because as Baghdad and Iraq, aside from the three Kurdish provinces, become the stalking ground for death squads and assassins, it is impossible to report the collapse of security without being killed doing so.
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