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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Miracle on the Euphrates

If one of the goals was to bring representive government to Iraq, it looks like the goal has been met.

Amazing and wonderful.

A
nd who do we, and the Iraqis, have to thank?


Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: MontereyJohn

Comments (8)
St Wendeler said...

I believe this voter put it best:

“Anybody who doesn’t appreciate what America has done and President Bush, let them go to hell”

– Iraqi Citizen, voter Betty Dawisha

Anonymous said...

You are, of course, referring to Iraqi expat, Betty Dawisha, who has lived in the US for..oh..over a quarter of a century?

Best, Jadegold

St Wendeler said...

Why, Yes... yes I am referring to Betty.

I assume being an expat disqualifies her from having any opinion regarding the elections in Iraq? (Heck, they shouldn't allow that b!tch to vote, since she's been in the US for 25 years, right?)

Anonymous said...

I assume being an expat disqualifies her from having any opinion regarding the elections in Iraq?

Disqualfies her? Perish the thought. Everyone's entitled to an opinion regardless of how ridiculous or misguided it might be.

But as I recall, you stated her opinion "best" summed up the issue. Ms Dawisha left Iraq some nearly 30 years ago and hasn't elected to return. Perhaps one of the 82% of Iraqis (living in Iraq) who want an immediate end to the US occupation might be a tad more representative, don't you think?

--JadeGold

St Wendeler said...

I think you should check the "polls" you cite. Just b/c Murtha refers to it doesn't mean it's correct.

And frankly, Betty Dawisha is a perfect person to demonstrate the feelings of Iraqis... she knows better than anyone how hellish Iraq under Saddam was - since she fled her home country for our shores.

Anonymous said...

I didn't get the poll numbers from Rep. Murtha. Here's my source:

UK MoD Poll

What's most alarming isn't so much that most Iraqis want us out but that nearly half believe violence against coalition troops is justified.

--Jadegold

Jennie C. said...

My husband is one of those soldiers serving in Iraq. I asked him, back when Cindy Sheehan was big in the news, whether he thought his mission was worthwhile. Though he longed to come home to his own family, he had no doubt that he was needed there, and he sees that he and his comrades are making a difference.

Though I have lived a year without my husband, and my five children have gone a year without a father, I believe that freeing a nation was and is the right thing to do. I voted for Bush twice and I would vote for him again.

St Wendeler said...

My brother-in-law also served in Iraq... and recently returned. However, I'll take Jadegold's word, since he's soooo informed.

Of course, the poll he refers to is the same poll that Murtha (and Kerry and Dean and Pelosi and Reid) refers to and it's seriously in question. The questions asked are vague, the poll internals & demographics aren't provided, and for the 80% to be correct would have to mean that we've even lost the Kurdish regions of Iraq, who are so overjoyed with their liberation that they're buying ad time on US airwaves.

Perhaps Jadegold could take a look at this poll

When asked what would be the worst thing that could happen to Iraq in the next 12 months, only 8.9% chose "occupation not leaving Iraq."

When asked what would be the best thing that could happen to Iraq in the next 12 months, only 5.7% chose American forces leaving Iraq.