Thursday, December 09, 2004

A thought about Iraqi Elections

“The value of liberty was thus enhanced in our estimation by the difficulty of its attainment, and the worth of characters appreciated by the trial of adversity.” --George Washington

It is hard to tell what is going on in Iraq what with a press corps that is anti-war/anti-Bush/ and perhaps even anti-America only telling us about the doom and gloom. For example, here is the ‘behind the story-story about the ‘questions’ Rumsfeld was asked in Kuwait yesterday:

Apparently a reporter set up Rumsfeld, had a conversation with the soldier. The reporter was mad that Rumsfeld wasn’t taking questions from the press, and so the reporter suggested these questions to the soldier, and the soldier asked the questions about lack of armor on vehicles that the reporter wanted to ask, but since Rumsfeld wasn’t taking questions, he had no choice, and the journalist who engineered this says, “I just had one of my best days as a journalist today. As luck would have it, our journey north was delayed just long enough so I could attend a visit today here by Rumsfeld. I was told yesterday that only soldiers could ask questions, so I brought two of them along with me as my escorts, soldiers. Beforehand we worked on questions to ask Rumsfeld about the appalling lack of armor their vehicles going into combat had.” -Rush Limbaugh

When there is no news they just fudge it. (BTW, don’t roll your eyes at a Rush Limbaugh quote, he has been found to be right over 98% of the time. He may not tell the whole truth all the time, but what he does say is the truth. It has to be, he is held up to way too much scrutiny to have it otherwise.)

What I want to know is what our government and Iraqi’s are doing to spread the word to the Iraqi people about what the fighting there is all about. Here is something that President Bush said recently:

When Iraqis choose their leaders in free elections, it will destroy the myth that the terrorists are fighting a foreign occupation and make clear that what the terrorists are really fighting is the will of the Iraqi people. -GW Bush (43)

This is what it is all about; setting up democracies in the Middle East to bring some sanity into the entire region. This is what the so called insurgents (terrorists) are fighting against. They can’t afford to have free thinking people, especially so many of them, in the middle of the insanity that has held reign there for over fifty years.

Of course, that we have a large presence there on both sides of Iran has a lot of the madmen there unhinged as well, don’t you think? Speaking of Iran, what do you think about them making atom bombs? What do you think about their security, will terrorists get their hands on them? Who said no? The terrorists run that country!

Afghanistan had their elections and nobody thought they would. That was the first election in that piece of the world in recorded history, and the people turned out in droves. Of course they want to have a say in their lives, everybody does, even the Iraqis.

God Bless GW Bush(43), and may He oversee the elections in Iraq.

God bless us all, please.

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