I have been far too busy as of late... I didn't even blog about the biggest historical/news item of the year; the Iraqi Election.
... but what can I say that hasn't already been said? Did you see the look of absolute joy on the faces of the Iraqi's who risked their lives to go out and vote? People were dancing in the streets! Just try and tell me that the Iraqi's "don't even want us over their"... Try and tell me their lives aren't better now than under Saddam!
I personally have a lot of feelings wrapped up in the future of Iraq. I voted for George Bush twice. I supported the President on the Iraq issue 110%. I believed that my second vote for Bush was, at least in part, a vote on America's handling of Iraq. I see America as a liberator of Iraq. I believe we have delivered the Iraqi's from a brutal dictator. In doing so we have unleashed the chaos and uncertainty that is sure to follow the fall of any government. We Americans have a duty, as liberators, to ensure that the Iraqi's replace despotism with freedom. America has paid a major price for the liberation of Iraq - and no-one knows this greater than the soldiers who spent their blood to buy the Iraqi's their freedom. Every triumph for Iraq is a triumph for America. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our Iraqi brothers as they work towards a peaceful democracy. When I see the Iraqi's dancing in the streets I am filled with joy.
For the first time in ages I didn't have to look to Chrenkoff to find good news out of Iraq. I just feel good about Iraq.
No amount of leftist conspiracies claiming ballot stuffing and false reports of voter turn out in Iraq can ruin my mood. Leftist propaganda
inflating Iraqi civilian death tolls cannot ruin my mood. Stories like this one
can only make me happier. Check it out and tell me this doesn't make you feel good about Iraq:
The man replacing the mayor of Baghdad - who was assassinated for his pro-American loyalties - says he is not worried about his ties to Washington.
In fact, he'd like to erect a monument to honor President Bush in the middle of the city.
"We will build a statue for Bush," said Ali Fadel, the former provincial council chairman. "He is the symbol of freedom."
"We have a lot of work and we are especially grateful to the soldiers of the U.S.A. for freeing our country of tyranny," Fadel said.
Tell me that doesn't make you feel good about the job our President and our soldiers have been doing!
God Bless Iraq and, as the President is fond of saying, may God continue to bless America!