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Historic Thursday

Posted by Bruce Carroll at 7:26 am - December 15, 2005.
Filed under: War On Terror

My prayers are with the brave men and women voting today in Iraq. Today will be marked by history as the turning point against the forces of Islamic extremism. And the day is important not because of a speech, a battle or a photo op…but because freedom will be exercised by a previously oppressed people.

We have a lot to be proud of here is the USA for our role in making today a reality. I am proud to be an American today.

-Bruce (GayPatriot)



  1. I, too, am proud to be an American. This is a very historic day in that when this country becomes a constitutional democracy, it will be the ONLY one in the Middle East. As the President said on Monday in Philadelphia, “The neighborhood is a tough one (Iran and Syria), but how important it is that a democracy has begun”.

    Comment by PatriotMom — December 15, 2005 @ 7:50 am - December 15, 2005

  2. … when this country becomes a constitutional democracy, it will be the ONLY one in the Middle East.

    Well, except for that one “sh*tty little country” (in the words of the French ambassador). Fairer to say, Iraq will be the only ARAB democracy in the entire Middle East.

    Meanwhile, the left continues to whine that brown people are incapable of handling democracy, and anyway, the U.S. has no business trying to export its racist concepts of freedom and self-government. Yadda Yadda Yadda.

    Comment by V the K — December 15, 2005 @ 8:24 am - December 15, 2005

  3. God bless the good people of Iraq!

    Comment by Dave — December 15, 2005 @ 8:36 am - December 15, 2005

  4. Yep. But the Left sure doesn’t agree.

    So, if the democratic movement and voting in Iraq succeeds this week and in the short weeks ahead, will the LibLeft MSM stop calling the US Troops “occupiers” and change it to “liberators”? Where should the Bush Administration go to get back it’s good standing and reputation destroyed by the scummy, self-serving naysayers and obstructionists like France, the Russians, and Venezula? I hope Bush heads to the UN and takes credit for the success –and then unleashes Bolton to reform the UN into something closer to its mission.

    I wonder if John al-Querry Kerry and NancieP and ChuckieS and WeScream4HowieDean will finally become true patriots and drop the politics-as-usual gamesmanship? Nawh, they’ll just start issuing those nibbling little faux-concerned sound bites over “voter fraud”, “rigged election practices”, “failed ability to build consensus” (never mentioning Iran’s role in all that) but imply US complicity.

    What I like to focus on is it took Iraq and the US 2.5 years to accomplish what our own country failed to do even in 60 years… and the UN could have never, ever done. Even with France leading the effort.

    Comment by Michigan-Matt — December 15, 2005 @ 11:14 am - December 15, 2005

  5. There’s a picture at Gateway Pundit of Joe Biden showing off his purple finger after visiting a voting center in Iraq. Thank Allah his vote doesn’t count. At first the picture pissed me off, but uppon reflection it shows how hollow his and his cowardly cohort’s posturing has been all along.

    Comment by sonicfrog — December 15, 2005 @ 11:48 am - December 15, 2005

  6. Really SonicFrog? Joe Biden has praised the administration in public for certain things its done in Iraq. He’s a chief advocate for victory, as opposed to running. I know its easy just to lump all people in one party together, but I think if you examine the totality of Senator Biden’s actions and words, he would agree pretty closely with GP.

    Comment by Mike — December 15, 2005 @ 12:47 pm - December 15, 2005

  7. Mike, if you are correct, I stand corrected. I completely support constructive criticism, and I think a lot of those voices do get lost in the cacophony of defeatism emitted by numerous members of the Democratic Party. And I’m glad that Bush has agreed to sign the McCain anti-torture bill. I wonder if Condi Rice’s influence has increased in the WH in the last month or so. I am seeing subtle adjustments in the way they respond to stuff.

    Comment by sonicfrog — December 15, 2005 @ 1:20 pm - December 15, 2005

  8. Looks like Iraq is one more election the Democrats are going to lose.

    Comment by V the K — December 15, 2005 @ 1:51 pm - December 15, 2005

  9. #6 – Sorry man, but your comment is just a fancy way of saying Biden is two-faced about the war. Opportunistic, incoherent or both. Either way, unfit to govern.

    Those wondering what Biden’s said or done against the war can just search Powerline or Instapundit sometime for “Biden”.

    Comment by Calarato — December 15, 2005 @ 1:53 pm - December 15, 2005

  10. I agree with all the pro-election comments.

    It is astounding, and incredibly important, that the Arab world FINALLY has its first democracy.

    It is equally astounding, and important (to stop), that the types and current Democratic leadership would quite happily throw the Iraqi people to the wolves – Just to create an official “failure” they can bludgeon Bush with.

    Comment by Calarato — December 15, 2005 @ 1:57 pm - December 15, 2005

  11. I, too, am proud to be an American as well. And I totally agree with Betty Dawisha, the Iraqi voter quoted on Fox News: “Anybody who doesn’t appreciate what America has done and the President Bush, let them go to hell.”

    Right on, sister. You go, Betty. She’s got my vote for the Congressional Medal of Freedom.

    Peter Hughes

    Comment by Peter Hughes — December 15, 2005 @ 2:04 pm - December 15, 2005

  12. What’s really sad is that Iraq now has MULTI-PARTY democracy, while the USA is still stuck with 1 1/2 parties for 270 million citizens.

    Comment by Frank IBC — December 15, 2005 @ 2:23 pm - December 15, 2005

  13. List voting! (Makes the whole local gerrymandering problem go away.)

    Comment by Calarato — December 15, 2005 @ 2:37 pm - December 15, 2005

  14. Biden called this “an important first step.” A FIRST step? A FIRST step? Goodness gracious sakes alive. Has he been watching the news? Where has he been for 2 years?

    Comment by Dale in L.A. — December 15, 2005 @ 6:50 pm - December 15, 2005

  15. “What’s really sad is that Iraq now has MULTI-PARTY democracy, while the USA is still stuck with 1 1/2 parties for 270 million citizens.” Frank IBC

    Perhaps you should consider enumerated powers. If the feds weren’t performing unintended functions, the parties would be far more representative, and more diverse.

    Federalism should not be a right only issue. Unless one is totalitarian. Oh, that explains it.

    Comment by josh davenport — December 15, 2005 @ 7:48 pm - December 15, 2005

  16. Iraq for Iraqis and Long live Freedom!

    Comment by syn — December 15, 2005 @ 8:59 pm - December 15, 2005

  17. “The only regret I had voting for the war is that I never anticipated how incompetent the administration would be in using the authority we gave them to avoid war.” — Joe Biden, 16 November 2005.

    Yeah, Joe, real constructive and helpful, there.

    As the administration on Sunday rejected assertions that President Bush misled the American people about Iraq, Democratic Sen. Joe Biden charged that history would judge the president harshly about his actions before and during the war.

    He said the American people are starting to “catch on” that they were at least partially “snookered and tricked,” though he said that’s not the administration’s greatest failing. – Dallas Morning News, 11/13/2005

    I guess that’s Joe Biden, praising the Bush Admin and trying to assure victory.

    “The vice president, I believe, flat lied. The president didn’t lie. He misled.” – Pittsburgh Post Gazette November 16, 2005

    Yes, calling the president a liar (as though there’s a difference between lie and mislead) in time of war is always helpful in securing victory.

    So, Joe, how did this “incompetent” president manage to “mislead” and “snooker” someone as brilliant as yourself into voting for war, hm?

    Comment by V the K — December 15, 2005 @ 9:13 pm - December 15, 2005

  18. That’s the fatal flaw in the Dems’ whole mantra, “We are victims of BusHitlerCheneyBurton!!!” that will blow it sky-high come next November.

    If the Democrats are really that easy to “mislead” and “trick” and “lie to” and “snook”, why should anyone believe they can govern a post office, much less a great country? ? ?

    Comment by Calarato — December 15, 2005 @ 9:58 pm - December 15, 2005

  19. This is how easily the DEMs are misled. They believe that Bill Clinton was the first black President. That he didn’t have sex with that woman and that he didn’t inhale. All except for Hillary.

    Comment by Bobo — December 16, 2005 @ 1:27 am - December 16, 2005

  20. Oh, they know he inhaled, and had sex with all the women. They just think, if they duly PRETEND not to know, the rest of us will be snookered. Your point stands.

    Comment by Calarato — December 16, 2005 @ 9:24 am - December 16, 2005

  21. And also, they think that we don’t remember what they were saying previously, or that we don’t compare notes.

    The most hilarious example I can think of is a Democratic candidate here in Dallas who started the day with a morning meeting of Hispanic interest groups where the candidate berated those who would limit Mexican trucks and immigration as “racist”; they then went to an afternoon union meeting where said candidate yelled about how Mexican trucks were “unsafe” and “not fit for our roads” and how illegal immigrants were “taking away jobs”.

    Comment by North Dallas Thirty — December 16, 2005 @ 10:30 am - December 16, 2005

  22. You are currently witnessing the meltdown of the DNC. If anyone thinks that they will win either chamber in Congress in eleven months, you are stuck on stupid.

    Peter Hughes

    Comment by Peter Hughes — December 16, 2005 @ 8:54 pm - December 16, 2005

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