Thursday, February 03, 2005

Iraq's Election, and the Naysayers

Well, it has happened. Iraq has had its first multi-candidate, multi-party election in more than 50 years. What a time to be living in, especially if you are an Iraqi who has NEVER known a time without Saddam. It restores your faith in humanity, you know.

This is not to say that all will be hunky-dory from now on. There is still much to be done. However, it is a great first step toward a better future for Iraq, and maybe a more free future for the entire Middle East.

There are, however, many besides the terrorists who seem to view this as a bad thing. A goodly number of people on the 'left" of the American political spectrum have denigrated it as being "minor" or a "baby step", acting as if they preferred that we fail in Iraq. This kind of thinking makes me wonder whose side these folks are REALLY on.

To call an open election in a nation and region that hasn't allowed such events a "baby step" is to not only denigrate the events, but also shows that such people have no clue as to how important a "baby step" really is. Now anyone who has children *I have none, myself* will know that a baby's first step is a VERY IMPORTANT event. It is the beginning of the road toward independence for a human being, and as such is vital not only to the progression and maturation of the one taking it, but the very survival of the human race.

The naysayers, for the most part, are looking to any setback as a means of regaining power. This is true not only of the Islamofascists who are threatened by democratic-republicanism, but also of certain sections of the Democrat Party in the United States. The Democrats who have spoken disparagingly of the Iraqi election are angling to regain control of the government. For what reasons they are doing so many believe they know.

I, personally, registered Republican only last year. This is because I view the Republicans' views as being more in line with most of my own.

Moving back to the subject, I wish to say some things to the naysayers:

1) To the Bush-haters within the United States: Is your hatred of Bush that all-consuming that you'd wish for the sacrifice of our men and women in uniform to be in vain? If it is, perhaps you ought to simply declare it as such *as some have* and be recognized as such. You do yourselves a disservice, true, but then this is a free Democratic-Republic (which is really what the United States is, governmentally, if you take all levels of government on the whole) and you have that right. Just don't expect the rest of us to be particularly nice to ya.

2) To the Bush-haters and America-fearers abroad: I can understand some of you being afraid. Perhaps you just don't understand that by helping Iraq become a free country, your economies will benefit, and your lives will be MORE secure. If this is the case, then I am sorry for you. Perhaps you are simply jealous that your country doesn't have the kind of power the United States has. If that's the case, then that's just too bad. History has seen what some of you DO with that power, and it hasn't been particularly good.

3) To the Islamofascists: It is time for you to be destroyed. Your world-view that Islam must reign supreme everywhere, by whatever methods you want to use, is simply brutal. It is akin to Nazism, Stalinism, and Absolute Monarchy in its power to hurt, destroy, and oppress. You started this worldwide war, and you are going to get what is coming to you. Count on it!