Thursday, December 15, 2005

History in Iraq.

Today is a historical day for the people of Iraq. They left their homes and walked to polling stations to cast their ballots. As is their custom, entire families took the time to express their wish to have a voice in the outcome of who will represent them. Consider that this ancient land known as the "fertile crescent" where Ur-Nammu and Hammurabi so many thousands of years ago decided to codify rules of behavior into the first recorded set of laws.
These families are taking a heroic step into a direction that will ultimately bring stability to their lives. It will not happen overnight but I sense that they know this and are willing to give it a try. This process will put in place an elected form of government which will represent their constituency for four years. After that time, the people of Iraq will decide again and by doing so perfect the process even more.
I salute the Iraqi people for their courage, wisdom and sacrifice and hope that their efforts will produce freedom and happiness for their children.


Vman said...

This would have been a legitimate reason to go to war in iraq but it's sad that the president had to use false intel to convince the public.

Fahd Mirza said...

It is said that "All's well that ends well".

Lets say Election brings the good governance and Iraq becomes a modern day nation contributing to worlds progress, but who is responsible for the "Collateral Damage".

roman said...

The intel was not reliable but was nevertheless, the same intel that was relied upon by leading Dems to reach their conclusions. See the following:
"In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program.
He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
Senators Kerry and Kennedy are also on record as using the same intel.
Why is Bush singled out?

roman said...

fahd mirza,
A very good question. Is it the fault of the Ba'athist regime under the leadership of the tyrant Saddam Hussein? Is it the fault of the (US) Bush administration plus the "coalition"? Is it the fault of the terrorist insurgents who tried to prevent Democracy? Is it the fault of the surrounding countries who still have dictatorships which need to be protected and therefore funding and supplying the insurgents?
Is it the UN for being "frozen" for 12 years while Saddam Hussein's regime laughed at it's empty proclamations? History will judge this episode appropriately.

Fahd Mirza said...

Roman, I think the global politics is not so simple to be originated or affected by merely one, two or three factors.

The elements you mentioned, all played thier henious part in that.
I wish peace, progress and liberty to Iraqi people.