Carol Platt Liebau: "A New Birth"

Saturday, October 15, 2005

"A New Birth"

The polls closed some time ago in Iraq, on a historic day when its men and women were given an opportunity to vote on the principles that would govern them.

Maybe the constitution will pass, maybe it won't. But seeing the clips of voters -- many in their best clothes, carrying young children with them -- coming to cast a ballot, made me proud to be an American. Thanks to the leadership of the President and the sacrifices of our brave military men and women, this moment was possible.

3 Comments:

Blogger Mr. Twister said...

So what are you saying, Carol? We've spent over $200 billion and almost 2000 US casualties for what--another photo op?

Sorry to not be rejoicing over the loss of American blood and the squandering of American gold for pictures of people voting, but we've already been through this before. In January, you were all so happy about the Purple Finger revolution, and what was acomplished? Was the typical Iraqi better off after voting? Did the election restore electricity to the people? Did the insurgency falter? Were our troops any closer to coming home on February 1 than they were on January 29?

The problem with symbolic victories is that they are just that--symbolic. I'm sorry, but those (almost) 2000 patriots deserve a better return on their sacrifice.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Mr. Twister said...

It's like deja vu all over again...

Even The New York Times is forced to admit that yesterday was a glorious one for the cause of freedom, Iraqi democracy, and yes, even America. The purple fingers of the Iraqi people demonstrate the power of liberty so forcefully that even the Times dares not ignore it. -- Carol Platt Liebau on the Iraqi election of January 30, 2005.

4:09 PM  
Blogger stackja1945 said...

MSM surprised by Iraq vote, ordinary people are not supposed to decide their future, only the elite are allowed to decide the future, ask the MSM.

3:07 AM  

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