Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Success in Iraq
What you're seeing above is success in Iraq.
Is Iraq as peaceful as say Maine, No.
Is Iraq as Democratic as say Florida, No.
Is Iraq as wealthy as say California, No.
Is Iraq as dangerous as it was 3 years ago, No.
and that my friends is the key. What you're seeing above is soldiers voting in an election that is free and fair (no more 100% of the vote going to Saddam and opponent ending up dead)
This new freedom has come at a heavy price 2000+ young Americans dead, 300+ supporting nations soldiers dead and over 30,000 Iraqis dead, but what you are seeing above is the same event that happened 60 years ago in Japan and Germany when fascist were overthrown and the cost then was in the millions of human lives.
So yes while the road has been hard and the struggle is not yet over. Don't let anyone tell you it hasn't been worth it, don't let anyone tell you it's been in vain or we've been defeated, because that picture above proves them wrong.
When your grandchildren are vacationing in Iraq 50 years from now visiting their Arab friends in the vibrant world city of Baghdad, you will KNOW it was worth it.