Sunday, January 30, 2005

What the Iraqi Elections Mean...

The Fascists are Fucked!

Over 70% turnout nationwide. Fears of the streets washed with blood did not materialize. Sporadic bombing and mortar attacks killed about 27, but it was hardly, as Reuters wrote, a "wave of attacks."

Earlier I had wondered how we could measure if the anti-democratic forces failed. As I went to bed I realized that terrorists fail if people are not terrorized. Clearly the Iraqis were not terrorized. When they go to the polls to vote on the proposed constitution and the terrorists threaten mass-killing, I doubt whether people will be terrorized either. Whoever wins, Zarqawi and the Ba'thists lost.

Congratulations Iraq. I couldn't be more excited.
Update: Welcome Instapundit readers (and thanks again Glenn.) Here's post you might enjoy about those who thought (hoped?) the election would go badly. It has plenty of great pictures.

What kind of amoral, burned-out husks could be so cynical as to dismiss what has to be one of the most powerful expressions of the democratic spirit since the end of Soviet Communism? Oh, I don't know, how about the drones at the anti-Democratic Underground. Some key quotes:

"this is such bs, just more crap from the US appointed Iraqi Puppets"; "propaganda bullshit"; "BIG LIES NOW"; "even if it were true, Was this worth destroying the United States of America?"; "Anyone who believes this bullshit is seriously ignorant"; "72% - impossible math"; "baldfaced lies"; and my favorite "There was NO election in Iraq".

And remember kids, these are so-called Progressives. Maybe Regressives is a more accurate label.
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fascists AND the US Left are both effed.

7:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, then the terrorists won in Ramadi province, yes? I think it's safe to assume that fear of reprisals was a major reason why turnout was so low there. I agree that the elections were an overall victory and an important step forward, but the good guys won't have won until people feel safe to vote in every part of Iraq.

7:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Regarding the above.....Is it not commendable to solve a big part of an overwhelming problem? Seventy percent plus risked promised death to cast a vote in public and dip an index finger in ink to identify their actions. Where's my ink well? I join in their celebration.

8:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The DU pukes that wrote those words ("this is propaganda") are not fit to live in this nation. They are not my fellow citizens.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Re: the DU folks... I think a fine gentleman once said it best about that sort of folk...

"May your chains rest lightly upon you and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

I personally don't trust politicians of any stripe, and goodness knows there's enough to complain about with the current US administration, but sweet goodness grief people!

The light of liberty shines a little brighter today, and that's a thing to celebrate.

7:16 PM  

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