Yesterday's elections in Iraq mark a turning point in world history. In their own way, they are more significant and decisive than the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
Regime change has happened often in the Arab world, but elections are altogether unique.
The Posse congratulates and salutes the brave people of Iraq who, faced with the supreme challenge of our time, succeeded brilliantly. There is much left yet to do, but all people of good will should rejoice in this great victory for the cause of freedom.
The Democrats, however, seem to be having promblems with this.
Here is the Man Who Would Have Been King, Sen. John Hamlet Kerry:
"It is significant that there is a vote in Iraq," Kerry said in an interview with NBC television's Meet the Press. "But ... no one in the United States should try to overhype this election.
"This election is a sort of demarcation point, and what really counts now is the effort to have a legitimate political reconciliation," Kerry said. "And it's going to take a massive diplomatic effort and a much more significant outreach to the international community than this administration has been willing to engage in.
"Absent that, we will not be successful in Iraq," he said. [Emphasis added by the Posse]
Give the man credit for consistency (at least in this instance). Whether or not an Arab democracy emerges it doesn't matter, what is important is whether France and Germany support it.
Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, Tim Blair provides proof that hatred of freeom extends all the way to Australia.
A happy antidote to this bizarre terrorism fetish on the part of the "progressive" left can be found over at Arthur Chrenkoff's blog. He's built a whole "Good News from Iraq" around the event, which we find highly appropriate.
It's the best news from Iraq in years.
Too bad the left is so blinded by hatred that it cannot see it.