Victory Indeed!

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    I gotta run, but just saw this and thought some of you would enjoy:

    http://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com/2005/01/people-have-won.html

     
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    Excellent! Thank you. I get tears in my eyes just watching the Iraqis on TV as they cast their votes. They are so happy and so proud! I don't think many Americans take their right to vote as seriously or treasure this right as much as the Iraqis do.
     
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    Yes, Mohammed and Omar, the American Revolution set the standard.

    That is why we support you. :salute:
     
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    I couldn't help it, I swear I couldn't. I had to see DU. I thought maybe my earlier analysis had been mistaken, and whatever irrational beef they had with Bush would not let them think bad of Iraqi Democracy, and they would celebrate those people being free also.

    Ahahaha...ahhhhhh.

    Shortly put: All the candidates are US pupputs, turnout numbers are inflated by Bush, and Iraqis are too dumb to know whats good for them, just like Americans.
     
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    well not all of us can be as smart as all those people at the DU think tank. Or was that the DU padded room? :cuckoo: Anyway i dont think that portion of society that speaks loudest and carries the smallest stick will ever get anything accomplished because of the mental superiority to the rest of us serfs.
     
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    Man in Suleimaniya (northeastern Iraq, near the Iranian border) being carried to the polls:

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    I agree with all of the posters above. The more I watch the interviews, the more the Iraqi people have impressed me.

    As for Americans not taking their vote seriously, there is something to that. I think perhaps most do not understand the dependency on civic involvement and the rights they enjoy, Americans have mostly been able to ride on other's votes.

    There are times though when some become awakened to the facts, when they determine that some of their rights are being threatened, whether true or not. It can be something like being a business owner and OSHA gives you more than a few rules. It could be workers feeling they are being abused for whatever reason, and seeking redress. It can be 18 year olds, thinking there should be a right to vote-if they are required to register for a draft...
     
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    Same over at polyrap. Puppets and NeoCons. But, it is fun to beat upon the :cuckoo: poor deluded ones.

    BTW: How to make a smiley that says "Get over it"?
     
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    Congratulations to the Iraqis for having the courage to vote in the face of a very credible threat.

    As for being impressed - I'll save that for a year from now if their government is still in existence and has not been taken over by the mullahs.
     
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    This is an amazing day in the history of the world. two years ago Iraq was weighed down in tyranny and because of our troops a new world has begun for the Iraqis.
     

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