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"A Chance To Bring The World Together"

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.


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Comments (18)

Excellent post Paul. You'... (Below threshold)

Excellent post Paul. You've said what every single Republican has wondered for quite some time. When did the Democratic Party start opposing freedom and humanitarian work? 9/11 changed almost everyone world-wide, but it seemed to reverse the two parties as far as foreign policy goes. No longer are Democrats the ones yelling for sending humanitarian aid and spreading of freedom; for that's a Republican's call now.

"These people went to vote even though Zarqawi said he had 400 suicide bombers lined up."

I had not heard of his 400 suicide bombers, but is striking that only 11 suicide bombers actually went to polling areas, nine of which were successful and two of which were arrested.

Less Dave-bashing, more pos... (Below threshold)

Less Dave-bashing, more posts like this! Well said. Many on the left are so desperate to prevent this from being a Bush victory that they are willing to deny it as a victory for the Iraqi people.

I had some fun with al-Reuters over this.
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Telling the Kennedys of thi... (Below threshold)
Bullwinkle:

Telling the Kennedys of this world to shut up isn't censorship, it's good advice. And it's bad news for the progressives because the name has no meaning as far as their agenda is concerned. The movement has only one goal, world-wide socialism, and even though the majority of their followers don't realize it that's exactly what they are all fighting for. Their movement took a big hit with the Iraqi election, a lot of what they've been saying for the past 2 years was proven wrong. Now we get to see how many of their followers were paying attention. Not enough, I'm sure.

"I'm not one to call for ce... (Below threshold)
LJD:

"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."

PRICELESS

"When did the Democratic Pa... (Below threshold)
Allan Yackey:

"When did the Democratic Party start opposing freedom and humanitarian work?"

The Democrat Party started on this path right round 1966 in my view. It hit full flood with Kerry's 1971 "testimony" before congress. It probably hit its high water mark during the Carter administration, and began to ebb during the Reagan administration.

9/11 marked the beginning of the end. 9/11 really was able to make that difference because it was also about the time that the Gatekeepers of the Old Media lost control of the information flow.

What we hear now are the death rattles.

My favorite MSM report came... (Below threshold)
Jeff:

My favorite MSM report came this morning on the Today show, in which their lead Baghdad reporter said that, "Many were calling the elections a success."

Many? MANY?

No, millions.

Many equals several. Many equals an overwhelming majority.

Tell the cheese eating sur... (Below threshold)
Rod Stanton:

Tell the cheese eating surrender monkeys to kiss my a--! They love the UN and Sadam for all the under the table oil money. Now they need a new source of cash - hey lets tax the rich countries of the world! Wonder who they are refering to!

When you have Democrats<... (Below threshold)
Eric:

When you have Democrats like this is there any question that the Democratic party is dying.


"All the media keeps talking about is how happy the Iraqis are, how high turnout was, and how "freedom" has spread to Iraq. I had to turn off CNN because they kept focusing on the so-called "voters" and barely mentioned the resistance movements at all. Where are the freedom fighters today? Are their voices silenced because some American puppets cast a few ballots?

I can't believe the Iraqis are buying into this "democracy" bullshit."

The left doesn't get it.... (Below threshold)
Drew - Dallas, TX:

The left doesn't get it. They just don't understand it.

The first sentence is perfect, but I'll take a different stand on the 2nd. While the worthless liberal blogs can be left out, (particularly because we lack the technology to create electronic toilet paper yet) some bloggers on the left may indeed understand the principles of it - at least to some degree. Their problems however, range from simply not admitting the fact that they are now eating their own shit (Iraqi elections won't happen on time) to over analyzing things entirely. After all, they didn't and still don't understand what happened during the 2004 US elections to their own party. That won't stop them from still trying to assess blame on everyone/everything they can instead of admitting that they had bad product, bad marketing and poor support for their party altogether vs. dissent towards the opposition - which they had/have plenty of. Instead of "They just don't understand it", I would have said "They just don't respect it".

You won't hear things like the following example from the left:

"Kerry's right - we shouldn't overhype this, but let's all show some respect and jubilation for the Iraqi people"

or better yet:

" "

nothing at all. It in people's nature to be heard as we have seen in the Iraqi elections, but unfortunately it's also seen when they just can't close their food holes for one minute.

Those things are examples of something that I could live with, but NO - we just won't hear it from them. They would rather go into deep discussions about the various religious groups in Iraq as if they give a damn and try to develop the least bit of spin against those with whom they disagree (exactly the same way they did with the exit polling data in November which, as we all know now, means exactly nothing).

Thanks to the leadership of... (Below threshold)
ridgerunner:

Thanks to the leadership of Prseident Bush and the sacrifices of our service people yesterday was history with a capital "H". This work is not yet complete but the idea that an arab muslim culture does not yearn for democracy has been flushed right down the toilet.
sadly the opposition of Jac Chirac and other europeans is much more profoundly cynical than even I suspected.
These people are snuggled up in a warm, cozy safe place doing their 40 day vacations, soicialized medicine while Americans hump the load and face the cold hostile world. They are able to hide behind us like a spoiled child who cannot leave his birth home and offer us "constructive criticism". This is really getting old. We need to throw these freeloaders into the real cold world.

John F. Kennedy Feb 20, 196... (Below threshold)
Eric:

John F. Kennedy Feb 20, 1961 - "Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty."

DUPoster January 30, 2005 - I can't think of a single cause outside of the borders of my country that would be worth destroying my country for. And that's what has happened, I don't care how happy the Iraqis are. I mourn what my country has become, and I am bitter because I know what she could have been. So I'm sorry if I can't join in the joy today.”

The Ted Kennedy's of the wo... (Below threshold)
Jack Tanner:

The Ted Kennedy's of the world don't need "to sit down and shut the hell up." They need to grow up. If you listen to crybaby Kerry yesterday he couldn't bring himself to acknowledge that because of our sacrifice and not because of his treasured French relatives the Iraqis had the opportunity to move toward the light of freedom. If you listended to Kennedy he tries to weasel in about how we should withdraw some troops today. Are these people fools or can they just not put aside their partisan whining for one day?

PROGRESIVE: LIKE CANCER... (Below threshold)
jepers:

PROGRESIVE: LIKE CANCER

Excellent Post, Paul. And I... (Below threshold)
firstbrokenangel:

Excellent Post, Paul. And I could not agree with you more. Over 8M people voted. No one was killed except for a few suicide bombers that tried to get through. No one was hurt. These Iraqi's were a very happy people and that was really cool to see; it made me proud and it made me proud of our president and our country and our forces over in Iraq. Yes, two helicopters went down and everyone on them killed but still it was sucessful. They were singing and dancing and playing music like a huge load was lifted from their shoulders. Not only was it historical, it was exactly what the Iraqi people needed and wanted for despite threats, they turned out and voted.. 8,000 women voted; almost 300,000 expatriates voted and even though the tallies will take time and more time to make the new country of Iraqi's rules, it's a start and it's on the right path. You couldn;t help but see the joy in their faces and mannerisms. George Bush has a lot to be proud of and this is one huge step for mankind.

Earlier the morning on Fox, a big name guest spoke about John Kerry and something he said and this man said that John Kerry should just sit down and shut his mouth.

this is an accomplishment and the people of Iraq went to vote for the first time in their lives despite Saddam, despite the terrorists, despite the insurgents and stood up for themselves and it must have felt so good for them to finally start a new order, a new life, a new country, a whole new way of life for them, their families and generations to come when they went to the election polls. You could just see it on their faces and in their joyous singing and dancing afterwards.

I'm proud and I think it's wonderful - for them, for the mideast and for us. It came at a cost - for freedom is not free. The terrorists did everything they could do to stop this but they didn't have any luck for in this case, the people won. It won't be easy for awhile but those 8m people sent a message that was heard around the world. What could make you so happy? They have hope and a future to look forward to and it showed on each and every face in Iraq and in expatriates who got the chance to vote and in reality, George Bush made this happen for them. I think it's absolutely great for in this one step, the Iraqi people took their future, their children's future, their country's future into their own hands and made the right choice. I'm thrilled for them.

Cindy

All of you guys are on the ... (Below threshold)
Sue Dohnim:

All of you guys are on the money, but Bullwinkle is my new favorite commenter.

And Eric, isn't it funny that Jack Kennedy said that, then let the Bay of Pigs disaster happen? It's all about pretty words and not much else when it comes to the Democrats.

Think about that... Thes... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

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.

I saw a political cartoon depicting just that. On the one side was Iraq with bombs exploding and bullets whizzing through the air. There were people lined up to vote. On the other side, it showed a rainy US polling place with nobody there.

Steve l. - I do so vote if... (Below threshold)
Rod Stanton:

Steve l. - I do so vote if it rains; just skip if it snows.

Such posts are why I read t... (Below threshold)

Such posts are why I read this blog.




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