BBC Unfair and Imbalanced
BBC articles tend to run on the pessimistic side as does this one. Why not celebrate the marvel of self-government in Iraq?
Of course there are challenges, but there are also triumphs. Yes, there are differences, but there are also concessions and agreements. Yes, there are major obstacles, but many major barriers have been bravely and successfully surmounted.
BBC, you can and should do much better in your reporting! Unless, being Unfair & Imbalanced is your new slogan.
“Every man, and every body of men on earth, possesses the right of self-government.” –Thomas Jefferson: Opinion on Residence Bill, 1790. ME 3:60
“Every nation has a right to govern itself internally under what forms it pleases, and to change these forms at its own will.” –Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Pinckney, 1792. ME 9:7
“When forced to assume [self-government], we were novices in its science. Its principles and forms had entered little into our former education. We established, however, some, although not all its important principles.” –Thomas Jefferson to John Cartwright, 1824. ME 16:44 Thomas Jefferson Self-Government
The new Iraqi parliament holds its inaugural session on Thursday, three months after the country’s first general elections for a new assembly.