Thursday, December 15, 2005

Historic Vote In Iraq

Right now, Iraqis are going to the polls to freely elect 275 representatives to the new Iraqi parliament. This freely elected Parliament will serve 4 years and will select the President, Prime Minister, and the Cabinet. This is nothing short of a miraculous time in the history of the Middle East. The good news is starting to spread throughout the media...there have been very few incidents.

So what does all of this mean? It means that in 3 years since the American liberation of Iraq, the reconstruction efforts are making progress at a nice rate. Once the election takes place and the new government is in place, we are one big step closer to being able to bring our troops home from Iraq. Sometime next year, providing everything keeps going well, the troops will probably start to come home. Expect George Bush's poll numbers, already on the rise, to increase further. This will infuriate the media and the Democrats.

If the election concludes without many problems, expect the media and the left to be skeptical. They'll tell us how much work still needs to be done and how much hardship is still ahead and start doing the political backstroke on their 'cut and run' statements. Once Americans start to see the purple fingers of Iraqis trying out liberty for the first time, then they'll start to realize the war has been worth it.

Then, of course, Democrats will revert to their original position, which was being for the war. That is, before they were against it.

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