Iraq's Election - Historic, Significant and Revealing
Where are the trumpets?
I just can't believe that these, the first REAL elections of Iraq in her tormented history, are not being more prominantly splashed across the international media as a TRIUMPH to humanity. Instead, we find a luke-warm and guarded reception from most of the Arabic papers on this, the eve of democracy SMACK DAB in the CENTER of the middle east.
Let us back up for just a second: Out of 22 nations in the Arab League, this will be THE FIRST in which there was a free and truly democratic election, in which women voted and the outcome reflected the TRUE WILL of the people.
Ted Kennedy has got to be the biggest ass since since Carter....does he REALLY think that this is an appropriate and productive time to criticize the war and, by association, our troops and our country? Out of all the Kennedies to have fallen, why did we have to be left with this one? His influence, limited as it might be, could cost us troop morale and YES...even lives.
I for one would like to offer sincere and emphatic CONGRATULATIONS to the Iraqi people, our wonderful troops and YES - to our stalwart and indomitable President for making this happen.
Andrew Jackson, before becoming President, was called "Old Hickory" because he never swayed from his mission and his vision. In the battle for New Orleans (War of 1812) he gathered less than 5,000 Americans to stand against the most feared army of the world (Britain). Outnumbered but determined, Jackson drew a line in the sand and inspired his rag-tag gang of defenders to hold the line and, if necessary, pay with their lives. It was to be the biggest military upset in the history of warfare, with less than 200 mortalities suffered on the American side and several thousand lost by the British.
We are AMERICANS and must remember our heritage and the folks who got us here....NOT the silver-spoon hangers-on who hide behind amendments, rhetoric, propaganda and liberal talking points.