Alex Massie

Iraq’s magic schools

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President George W Bush has just finished his post-Petraeus address to the nation. Yet again he reported that progress was being made in Iraq - far from the headlines of course - and that this could be measured by the fact that, yes, schools are being rebuilt. Given the frequency with which this nugget of good news is displayed one might conclude that every school in Iraq must have been rebuilt and reopened at least three times.

Other, more considered thoughts, later.

PS: Megan is not too impressed that Iraq has passed a budget. Or rather, as she says, that's a low bar for progress...

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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