Thursday, December 15, 2005

The March of Freedom Continues in Iraq

Tonight is one of celebration. Iraqis, of all stripes, voted in today's parliamentary elections. The turnout was enormous. There was little violence and much joy in the streets of Iraq.

"This is the day to get our revenge from Saddam," said Kurdish voter Chiman Saleh, a Kirkuk housewife who said two of her brothers were killed by Saddam's regime," reports the AP.

Anyone with a heart and soul could not help feeling joy as news of a successful election came in from Iraq. It is a wonderful thing knowing that those once enslaved now taste Freedom.

Unfortunately, the Democrats proved that they have neither heart nor soul--as of 8pm this evening, I have yet to hear any prominent Democrat even mention today's historic event. The leftist Democratic Party leadership, a cowardly, egotistical, traitorous and unpatriotic lot, is once again on the wrong side of history and stewing in its failure to wreck the march of Freedom in the Middle East.

Iraqi blogger Alaa has some words for them, and for anyone else who doubts the universality of man's yearning for Freedom:

"Today was a tremendous moment of our history, a turning point and a real
milestone. Say what you like; things are not perfect; there are countless
problems; the “insurgency” is not going to disappear; the reconstruction
effort is in shambles; there is corruption and thieving everywhere; errors
and mistakes in everything. Yet despite all that, the political process is
proceeding like a dream and the tree of freedom is taking roots, and that
tree will continue to grow and grow and grow. The Iraqis are again
confounding all the "pundits" and "experts". But some just cannot understand
the true soul of a people. That this most profound revolution initiated by an act of liberation, by the daring praxis of the Americans, driven by some mysterious hand of the Providence, has touched the innermost womb of a nation, and that the present agonies of this nation are those of giving birth and new life. Oh no, that they cannot understand. Well then, let them witness surprise after nasty surprise that will confound their logic and demolish their arguments. But the word mongers will always find something to say, as wild dogs are always wont to bark all the more hysterically
as they are irked." MORE

To the Democrats' great consternation, today's events prove conclusively that Iraq is not, nor will it ever be, Vietnam.