Gordon Johndroe: Today's Daily Howler
Gordon Johndroe is the chief spokesman for Bush's National Security Council.
At the White House, he dismissed today's anti-American demonstration in Najaf with these words:
Iraq, four years on, is now a place where people can freely gather and express their opinions.A sentiment which was not shared elsewhere.
And that was something they could not do under Saddam. And while we have much more progress ahead of us...this is a country that has come a long way from the tyranny of Saddam Hussein.