It seems every time anything of any significance has happened in Iraq, the MSM has called it, “A chance to bring the world together.” In other words, every time they got the opportunity, the MSM beat up George Bush to admit he was an idiot and beg Jacques Chirac for forgiveness.
So I’ll be the first to say it… Yesterday’s vote in Iraq is an opportunity to bring the world together. It’s time for the Jacques Chirac’s of the world to call George Bush and ask for his forgiveness. The people who said the Iraqis preferred Saddam. The people who said Iraq was not worth it. The people who said the insurgents would win. The people who said Arabs could not handle democracy. The people who said a vote would never happen… They were all wrong, dead wrong.
Bush has been mocked from the left because his repeated use of the line that “the terrorists hate freedom.” But for goodness sakes, listen to their own words. Abu Zarqawi himself said: “We have declared a fierce war on this evil principle of democracy and those who follow this wrong ideology…” If that’s not hating freedom, I’m not sure what you call it.
The left doesn’t get it. They just don’t understand it. The terrorists hate the thought of freedom but the Iraqi people have wanted nothing more than to have their freedom. — The exact point George W. Bush has been making for 3 years now.
It is important to remember that if [today’s] mainstream Democrats had their way in the last 3 years, these millions of people you see dancing in the streets because they get to vote would still be living in fear of Saddam Hussein. Period.
How did it come to pass that millions of people living in a democracy rather than under tyranny is bad news for a group of people who love to call themselves “progressives?” I don’t get it.
I’m not one to call for censorship but it is time for the Ted Kennedy’s of the world to sit down and shut the hell up. I’m tired of being told that the biggest problem the world has is America. – Yet any time any country gets in trouble we have to bail them out… and God help us if we aren’t generous enough for their liking, we get called stingy.
The final numbers still are not in, but it looks like even under the threat of massive bloodshed, more Iraqis went to the polls than we’ve ever had for a Presidential election in this country. Ever. Think about that… These people went to vote even though Zarqawi said he had 400 suicide bombers lined up. In this country many of us don’t vote if it rains. If that does not validate Bush’s point about them wanting freedom, nothing does.
Kofi Annan said today, “this is a time for reconciliation on all sides” I couldn’t agree more. (Though that’s not how he meant it.) It is time for all the politicians home and abroad who discounted the Iraqis’ urge to be free to call President Bush and see what they can do to help. There is still a lot of work to be done in Iraq. President Bush has shown that not only can it be done but he is determined that it will be done. Now the nay sayers can get with the program and help the Iraqi people rather than whining about the fact they were liberated.