Kathleen Parker of the Orlando Sentinel notices all the missing headlines (a continuing fascination of ours) about the success of the Iraqi constitutional referendum.
Here are the headlines you may have missed: "Iraqi democracy takes bow to standing ovation, global applause" Or "Iraqi voter turnout another blow to Al Qaeda." Or perhaps: "Joyful Americans dance in streets as Iraqi voters approve new constitution."
Fat chance. In some towns and cities, Americans who rely on the local paper for news might not have known there was a constitutional referendum in Iraq on Saturday. Or that there was almost no violence. Or that more than 10 million Iraqis voted, including many Sunnis.
Ed Lasky 10 19 05