Monday, March 8, 2010


The people of Iraq, awakened by bombs set by insurgents and Al Qaida, not only defied the bombers, but brought their children to the pools in a show of freedom the Middle East does not get to embrace without bloodshed. About 62% of the electorate turned out for the Iraqi election: A percentage higher than any United States election in the last 50 years. Seeing a nearly free Iraq now has sent other countries in the region a message that people are hearing and governments are fearing. Once tasted, freedom becomes a staple for its people, shaking the foundations of theocracies, dictators and kingdoms in ways sure to crack them over time.

It would be worth it to blog about the success of this election.

It would be worth it to post about how it’s Bush’s fault.

It would be a good blog if I wrote about those who hunger now for freedom in Iraq more than they ever have in their lives.

But not today.

Today, I have just one question:

How can a third world country have a better system than us? In a time when elections here in the states are wrought with fraud and Acorn corruption, can someone tell me why we don’t do this?

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