October 26, 2005

MAYBE THE EU CAN LEARN SOMETHING FROM THEM:

Iraqis back democracy by four to one (GETHIN CHAMBERLAIN, 10/26/05, The Scotsman)

IRAQIS have voted overwhelmingly to back a new constitution for their country, paving the way for national polls in December, election officials announced yesterday.

Nearly 79 per cent of the 9.8 million voters supported the constitution, the Independent Election Commission announced after a 10-day audit following allegations of fraud. [...]

George Bush, the US president, welcomed the vote: "The Iraqis are making inspiring progress toward building a democracy.

"By any standard or precedent of history, Iraq has made incredible political progress, from tyranny to liberation to national elections to the ratification of a constitution in the space of two-and-a- half years."


Funny that the Left considers it a quagmire because it's taking "so long."

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 26, 2005 8:33 AM
Comments

In a world of immediate gratification, if something isn't completely established/fixed/repaired by the time the seasons go through a full cycle, it's a failure or hopeless quagmire, no matter how complicated the task happens to be (and for folks like Pat Lahey, the desire for it to be a hopeless quagmire as long as the other party controls the White House makes the rhetoric even louder).

Posted by: John at October 26, 2005 9:16 AM

Well, according to that famous (and abysmally written, even by his low standards )article by Johnny Apple, Afghanistan was a quagmire after three weeks, so of course that makes Iraq an almost unmeasurable quagmire.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at October 26, 2005 10:41 AM

"because it's taking "so long." "

The baleful effect of Sesame Street on our culture.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at October 26, 2005 12:57 PM
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