Tim Blair


New Criterion



Saturday, March 27, 2004

Did any Australian media cover this important news:

A GIANT STEP FORWARD: The Washington Post reports today that the two largest Iraqi militia groups--the Kurdish peshmerga and the Badr Brigade of the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (SCIRI)--will stand down. The devil is in the details here, but this is a massive development: The Iraqis in control of these militias have accepted the principle of unified, national armed forces.

ABC news hasn't heard of it.

It seems our correspondents are too busy filing stories like this:

At least 15 die as US battles insurgents in Iraq