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Fearless Philosophy For Free Minds: A Salute to the Fearless Iraqi People

Saturday, December 17, 2005

A Salute to the Fearless Iraqi People

The Iraqi people have once again chosen to participate in the future of their country. Estimates of voter turnout by some reports are as high as 70%. These people have risked their very lives to participate in a process we all too often take for granted. According to a report from Iraq the Model, a 65 year-old disabled man by the name of Jasim Hameed arrived early to the polls determined to be the first in line to vote in Babylon. ITM quotes Hameed as stating: "I'm here at this early hour to challenge the terrorists who want to kill the democratic process in Iraq and I want to encourage the healthy people to vote”.

The historical significance of what is happening in Iraq cannot be overstated. This event that we are witnessing could rival the fall of the Berlin Wall symbolizing the collapse of the Soviet Union. Maybe President George W. Bush got it right after all? Maybe this is the ‘noble cause’ the anti-war folks have been asking about.

No one can say for sure what the end result of this election will be. Could the Iraqi people have elected a government worse than its predecessor? It is possible. I tend to think, however, that most people desire liberty over tyranny when given a choice. In time we will all know for sure what decision the Iraqis made.

For full coverage of the Iraq Parliamentary Vote, visit Iraq the Model.
Hat tip: Dan Melson at Searchlight Crusade.


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