Saturday, January 29, 2005

 

Not to be Taken Seriously

Friends, I just read the best summary of three years of blogging on Iraq as any that will be produced, anywhere, anytime. Mike from Cold Fury explains in six points why the removal of Saddam Hussein was an essential next step in the Global War on Terror (GWOT) and why tomorrow's elections are so important.

Point 6:
"The elections in Iraq—contrary to repeated shrill predictions from the Left and the mainstream press of disaster, postponement, cancellation, and subterfuge on the part of the US —will take place as scheduled this Sunday. It will be an historic first step on the road to self-determination for a people who have not known it in our lifetimes. Despite the Left’s overheated rhetoric accusing Bush of being a “despot,” a “tyrant,” a “dictator,” and so on, the real dictator is even now incarcerated, held by the people he so viciously wronged, and it’s directly due to Bush’s steadfastness and determination and not at all to the resistance to taking any action repeatedly and embarrassingly demonstrated by you on the Left. It’s a cliche, but it’s true: freedom is not free, and its cost is not measured in dollars but in blood. That blood has been shed by both Americans and Iraqis in pursuit of a dream of liberty and self-determination that you on the Left would deny them even now. You are not serious in your protestations of concern for the Iraqi people. You are dead wrong, and you do not deserve to be taken seriously."

Don't miss points 1-5:
http://coldfury.com/wp-trackback.php/5252





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