Decision ‘08 » Blog Archive » The Iraqi Elections

Despite the 28 deaths, at last count, a tragedy to be sure, the streets didn’t flow with blood, and 72% of the Iraqi people braved the threats of the terrorists to show how important democracy is to them. This is a stunning victory for Iraq, America, the Bush administration, and the coalition partners. With the very real prospect of losing their life facing them, almost three out of four registered Iraqis participated in the first free elections in half a century. [Update 10:45 am central – other estimates put the death toll as high as 36 and the turnout as low as 60% as of this writing. This is still quite remarkable, matching approximately the US turnout in 2004, and no one faced the threat of death by voting here.] Great big kudos to everyone involved in organizing the elections and providing the security.

I blogged earlier on the exuberant coverage of Geraldo Rivera – Johnny Dollar was impressed, too, and put up a transcript here…

Power Line says ‘A Smashing Success’…

Iraq the Model – “The People Have Won”…

What election?, implies the silent Daily Kos. Likewise, Josh Marshall refuses to mention this great occasion. (shame on you ‘Progressives’, a truly pathetic lot you are, sticking your heads in the sand and pretending this isn’t a momentous day)…

John Kerry was against the election before he was for it – in a single TV appearance! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – thank God we didn’t elect this man!…

Chrenkoff, as usual, is full of good information…

The terrorists have lost the battle for Iraq.

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