Saturday, November 22, 2008

Victory Day in Iraq (?)

A number of conservative blogs participated in this, today. I knew about it through Zombie, when Curt forwarded his email that indicates he saw my cross-post at FA, earlier in the week.

As exuberant as I felt in that post's message, I am hesitant to declare Iraq a victory. There will probably never be an "official" victory declaration.

At some point, though, Iraq should succeed or fail based upon its own merits of self-rule and self-determination. No more apron-strings. And if it fails, if things head south of success, it should not be an indictment of the decision to remove Saddam. That remains, a positive. And I stand by the justifications put forth for war, to this day. In fact, even more so today than I did back then.

I think the photo below (another side of the reality), which BDSers would take delight in posting on their lefty sites, is actually the best indicator of just how well democracy is flourishing in the new Iraq:

Demonstrators hang an effigy of U.S. President George W. Bush during a rally at the al-Firdous square in Baghdad November 21, 2008.
REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

They still have a long way to go, though. Burning effigies of our "selected not elected" president is sooooo yesterday, and unimaginative. When they can come up with protests like this against the imperialistic, fascist dictatorial evil Bush regime:

....and get away with it....

Then, now, we're talking freedom and democracy, baby!

My pseudo-cross-post at Flopping Aces

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Blogger christian soldier said...

The college pays life drawing models $20 an hour ---gosh-money could be saved by encouraging the students to take their drawing pads to anti-war...anti America rallies!
The woman w/ the impeach sticker would be a good subject..


Sunday, November 23, 2008 12:12:00 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

The only reason that such protests won't come from the right against The Obama is that

a) Conservatives have dignity

b) Conservatives are usually too busy.

Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:11:00 AM  
Blogger Chuck said...

I fully support their right to free speech. I am of a mind though that most of these people are deadbeats that make no real contribution to society. So I do get pissed off when they spend their lives running around the country holding up their "clever" little signs instead of using this energy to actually make a difference.

Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:20:00 AM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Looks like the protesters are followers of Moqtada al-Sadr. So no real surprises. They aren't happy with SOFA; but the defense minister warns of the dangers of a premature U.S. pullout.

Sounds just like here. Thousands protest creating noise, while millions of "normal folk" go about their daily business, going to work, going about their daily activities.

Before you know it, they'll be voting on their own Prop 8, with activists rampaging through the streets, not taking "yes" for an answer.

Sunday, November 23, 2008 7:51:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

"Before you know it, they'll be voting on their own Prop 8, with activists rampaging through the streets, not taking "yes" for an answer. Naw... never happen, Wordmsith. ;)

Only the nuts and fruits get any attention. When talking about fruitcake, who even thinks to mention the flour and sugar?

Sunday, November 23, 2008 1:46:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

This Iraqi interpreter feels so confident, he's shed wearing his mask.

Sunday, November 23, 2008 4:05:00 PM  
Blogger knowitall said...

That was real classy. Is that the type of behavior the left-wing illuminati wants to reward with grants?

Thursday, December 04, 2008 2:01:00 PM  

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