Mission Accomplie

Sans tambour ni trompette, l’Irak a tenu des élections samedi dernier marquant ainsi un moment historique pour ce pays. Réaction de Jonathan Kay du National Post:

« George W. Bush made many mistakes during his presidency. But with Saturday’s peaceful, vigorously contested election in 14 of Iraq’s 18 provinces, his overarching ambition of a robust democracy taking root in the heart of the Middle East seems to have become a reality. Notwithstanding the ongoing fawn-fest over Barack Obama, is it too much to ask that Mr. Obama’s predecessor be given his due for accomplishing a task that, just a decade ago, during the dark days of Saddam’s sadistic rule, would have seemed other-worldly? »