Arab relief at Allawi win, hope for secular Iraq | World | Reuters You all can research more and more about the recent victory for secular Iraq. But the Arab world was fearful of sectarian rule in Iraq, and it did not happen. Slowly but surely, Iraq is emerging as a stable and secular government that is going to eventually be able to stand up to Iraq, earn the respect and admiration of the Arab world (already happening) and possibly within 10-20 years stabilize much of that region through assisting the US and by leading with an example of moderate secularism in that region. George W. Bush was a courageous man, and he was outshined by the courage, integrity and fighting spirit of our men and woman in the armed forces. They took on an impossible task of eliminating global terror and stabilizing post-Saddam Iraq to a point that it could stand against Iran while not posing a threat to the US and Europe. W knew this war would be hard, brutal, and last MUCH longer than his 8 years. He sacrificed his short term political gain for long-term goals for Iraq and America. IF this progress continues in Iraq, it could become the shining light of the Middle East. When the Arab world sees that example, of how in America our political pendulum can swing from as right as Bush to as left as Obama, and we are outraged, but do it WITHOUT killing each other, and how we assisted the Iraqis in becoming that same type of society, it will be a truly revolutionary time in human history. When power can change hands in the Arab world the same way- with heated debate, but no violence. It's getting close to that now. But, just as the brilliant sociology book "The McDonaldization of America" pointed how, many Americans will smuggly try to prevent such outcomes. The American left was disgusting in their behavior during the hardest days of the Iraq War. While they stand on a platform of helping all the weak, they were sadly not in support of helping the oppressed, tortured and murdered citizens under Saddam Hussein. The liberals wanted a war that was quick, with immediate stabilization and withdrawl. Liberals don't understand war and struggle. It's why they want everything handed to them rather than working for it. It's how their brains function. But thankfully, our troops and some of our presidents don't behave that way. They have sacrificed more than most of us can ever fathom. And the fruits of that labor are beginning to emerge in a stable, secular Iraq. 30-40 years from now, this generation of soldiers will be looked at how the WW2 soldiers are today. We'll be saying how their efforts in Iraq are what stabilized that region and likely prevented WW3 from sparking through Pakistan, Iran, Syria and the West. The fight is far from over, but God Bless those who are fighting it, and shame on those who opposed it and worked towards the halting of the progress being made over there.