Wednesday, January 25, 2006

BBC 'surprised' at Iraqi poll findings

Iraqis and Afghans are among the most optimistic people in the world reports the BBC today,

The BBC finds this "surprising"

err, let me offer some clues to the closeted Primrose Hill chatterers

i) Iraqis used to be ruled by a genocidal tyrant that regularly tortured its citizens. Now they are a democracy
ii) Afghans used to be ruled a 7th century totalitarian facist regime that forced women to wear sackcloths and barred them from education. Now they are a democracy

What the **** is surprising about this?