The Big Day

Saturday, October 15, 2005
Today the people of Iraq turned out to vote on the Constitution.

There were only a handful of attacks and by and large things seem to have gone smoothly.

I don't know how this vote will turn out but thanks to our military and the Bush administration's belief that even the Arab world can create a democratic state the people of Iraq have had a chance.

For the sake of their children I hope it bears fruit.


chuck said...

Remind me again why the international monitors declined to participate. Something about violence, I believe. Ah, those poor fools must watch CNN. Don't they know better?

terrye said...


I think they believed their own propaganda.

RogerA said...

As I remarked on RLS: this is a day that people who celebrate the rule of law and self governance should be celebrating--Instead the American left chooses only to remark on turnout and terrorist attacks. What happened to the idea that self governance is cherished liberal value. The American left is bankrupt: without a moral compass. Their hatred of an elected president obscures them from the fact that 25 or so million people have gained self determination.

Tragic. Moral bankruptcy. These people have no moral compass at all.

MeaninglessHotAir said...


They have a moral compass; it just isn't your moral compass. Anything done by Bush is evil. Anything accomplished by the United States or the West is evil. Which part isn't clear?

chuck said...

What happened to the idea that self governance is cherished liberal value.

It ain't a cherished liberal value, just a wedge issue. Liberals despise the great unwashed unless, of course, the great unwashed are soldiering for the self-anointed liberal leaders and aiding them in their quest for power.

Syl said...

I think their reporters all stayed in the Green Zone too.

As terrye said: "they believed in their own propaganda".

But right at this moment, anyway, I don't care. I just want to say:

A'ash Al-Iraq!

JB said...

For what it's worth (and I would guess a good deal), the Intrade bidding is showing the Constitution will be ratified.