Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Cause for optimism in Iraq

Efforts to establish a stable democracy in Iraq will:
  • News media: Succeed, 33%. Fail, 63%.
  • Academic/Think tank: Succeed, 27%. Fail, 71%.
  • Military: Succeed, 64%. Fail, 32%.
This gives me more reason for optimism than just about anything else I've seen.

(Poll from Pew Research Center, via Max Boot and Glenn Reynolds.)