On December 12 Show Purple Fingers to Support Iraqis

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    Great idea from Bill Bennett!

    Purple Fingers for Iraq
    By Bill Bennett for www.newsmax.com
    Dec. 1, 2005

    Bill Bennett has asked Americans for a colorful favor that will help show support for democracy throughout the world.

    "On Dec. 12, when elections begin in Iraq,” Bennett told Neil Cavuto in a Fox News Channel interview, "let’s see many Americans color their right index finger purple in solidarity for the people voting in free elections in Iraq.”

    Bennett, who supports the war against terrorism and the continued liberation of Iraq, said President Bush is wise to "stay the course” in the face of negative attacks by Democrats and jelly-legged critics who are calling for the U.S. to pull troops from Iraq. "Many people in America are more distressed about it (the war in Iraq) than the people who are living through the crisis,” Bennett said. "Staying the course is a prudent policy and one that will ensure that the 2000 or so soldiers we have lost will not have died in vain.”

    Bennett said the war on terrorism – not just in Iraq – is "succeeding on every front,” but it goes against "conventional wisdom” of media companies to report that truth.

    "Within what I call the ‘alien media nation’ it is hard to sustain and win a war,” Bennett said. "If the president holds firm on his principles, he will be fine.

    "Americans should watch closely the voting in Iraq," he said. "I think it will do us all good to see democracy in action."
     
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    Great idea--mine will be purple. Question is will the media show the Iraqis how much we support them.
     
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    Fox News would be the only one we could count on, Dillo. That would be one heck of a news story the MSM would ignore, wouldn't it?
     
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    Wouldn't be the first one they ignored.There is also a large contingent of folks who are a bit dishonest about their support of Iraqis. While they love the idea of American success in Iraq, they aren't real crazy about the fact that free Iraqis are Muslims.
     

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