The Silence Was Deafening

Posted: February 19, 2006 in Media

On February 10, 2006, the Iraqi election commission verified the results of the Iraq’s December election. Notably, the final results did not change from last month’s tentative results, considering the frequent predictions of voter fraud and immiment collapse of the tentative truce between the Iraqi factions.

 Most notable was the absence of the Western Press which, most certainly, would have been present if there had been widespread reports of voter fraud, reports of terrorists being ‘demeaned’ in Iraqi prisons, or a sudden return of the clamor for the restoration of the previous dictator. Certainly, success is not news, while disaster is but, still, one would think that an important event such as the gaining of a new ally in the war on terror would have been news of major proportions. It wasn’t.

The Iraqi people have shown the world that they place their collective security above secular politics, that they want stability and a place in the world. That there will be problems in the future is almost a given, and the experiment could fail, but, to date, it has been on course, and deserves encouragement from all concerned. To see a people, like this, striving for freedom puts them in the hearts of all those who truely value freedom. 

 One again, the left in the United States and Europe show themselves to be on the wrong side of history. They do not see, or do not want to see, the seeds of victory implanted in this news story. Instead, they prefer to focus on images of doom, and quail hunting. We deserve better than this.


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