I watched ABC's World News Tonight last night. There was nothing on the broadcast about the current state of Iraq -- northing about ongoing chaos, nothing about attempts to restore order, nothing about new U.S. interim appointees or Iraqi efforts to move to self-government. There wasn't even the usual story about one or another playing card being captured. (There was a story about the prewar removal of $1 billion from Iraq's central bank by Saddam's family.) And World News Tonight has been reasonably good in its coverage of Iraq, given the constraints of a nightly network newscast.
Is this story over, or nearly so? Surely in the weeks to come we'll be told every time someone claims to have found evidence of WMD activity, but apart from that, will most of the press soon just stop running stories about day-to-day life in Iraq?