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The Chaldean Bishop of Baghdad accuses western media of sitting on the good news:

Bishop [Andraos] Abouna, a Chaldean Catholic, told the Catholic Herald in London that the situation in Iraq is steadily improving rather than descending into a morass resembling the Vietnam War, as often depicted by media outlets.

"It's getting better but still there are many problems," Bishop Abouna said. "The first problem is that they need security, then they need water and electricity—and all these things are getting better."

Funny factor: In Arabic, the honorific for a priest is "Abouna," so before His Eminence was elevated to the bishopric, he was known as "Father Father."

[I wrote about the challenges facing the Chaldeans way back when.]