Here’s an AP article on the apparent defeat of Berlusconi in Italy. The headline reads: “Bush appears to lose another Iraq war ally in Italy’s Berlusconi.”

What are the other allies? Spain and Portugal, we’re told. Oh, and Blair’s not doing very well in the United Kingdom.

What the author doesn’t bother to tell us are these facts:

Blair won his election after the invasion of Iraq.
Japan’s Koizumi won his vote after he sided with the U.S.
And Australia’s Howard overwhelmingly won his election after sending troops into Iraq.

Now, I’m not saying that the loss Berlusconi isn’t important to note.

But given the tenets of objective journalism, shouldn’t these electoral victories have been mentioned?