Friday, December 16, 2005
"A Day to Be Proud"
First, I want to revel in yesterday's huge victory. It was truly a day to be remembered and a day to be proud. (Right now I am furious over the news that W has given into McCain's supposed torture ban. But I am going to hold off on that for another post. I probably won't be able to wait until tomorrow but it at least needs to be in a separate post :-).)
The turnout was large and for the most part peaceful. An article that describes how things went is: "Polls Close After Iraqi Voters Turn Out in Droves". For those of you liberals that have been asking why Iraq? I think this Iraqi man gives a good answer: "I am proud as an Iraqi because our country is becoming a center of attraction for all Arab countries," said Mohammed Wadi, a 50-year-old Shiite schoolteacher casting his ballot in the capital's Karada district. The new situation in Iraq, the democratic system, is starting to put pressure on the Arab systems to make some changes toward democracy."
Ben Elliott, former director of speech writing in the Reagan Administration, writes a good article entitled, December 15th Is a Day To Remember. He says that it "is a day in history that will change the world." And on the Power Line blog they describe it as "A Day To Be Proud". They tell an inspiring story of a Vietnam Vet and then conclude by saying, "It seems to me that we are witnessing the legacy of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have served and sacrificed like Rescorla to make this day possible."
It was a day of great victory, an awesome day for the cause of freedom and a day to be proud. And to all the naysayers (Murtha, Kerry, Dean, Pelosi, Kennedy, Durbin, etc.)you will be forgotten but W will be remembered as a man who protected America and the world and brought Freedom to Afghanistan and Iraq and possibly the Middle East.
P.S. Also read Oliver North's inspiring column entitled E-day in Iraq.
P.P.S. Rich Lowry has written a great article on the democrats' response to Iraq in "Dazed and Confused on Iraq".