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"This is a wonderful day. The terrorists can go to hell."

There are times - not many, but still times - that I really love Geraldo Rivera.

The polls in Iraq have been open for three hours. There have been a few small attacks, but so far only one reported death, and the footage of Iraqis voting - most for the first time - just brings tears to your eyes.

Update: A possible 4 killed in Sadr City by a homocide bomber.

Update: "I wonder why you need chemical boots in a country with no weapons of mass destruction."

*hearts Shep*
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YES! :) I quoted that from Geraldo too. LOL. Glad I'm not the only one following it ;)

I am elated at all this so far :) literally. THIS is why it was worth it. THIS is why we're there.
As if I'd be watching anything besides Fox right now. Even with Geraldo. (I do draw the line at Greta, though. Even I have standards.)

THIS is why it was worth it. THIS is why we're there.

Yes. Screw Susan Estrich and her "this isn't why we went to war". We went to war to disarm a dictator and abetter of terrorist, and we did that, and this is the natural extension of that. And the joy in these peoples' faces... you can't help but look at this and think of how this country was 200+ years ago.
Memo to Susan Estrich: what part of "Operation Iraqi FREEDOM" didn't you understand?

That they can't even admit the election is a good thing, before going on to complain about the original reasons of the war (of which liberating the iraqi people WAS a part of, along with numerous other reasons) is VERY telling. They have so aligned themselves with a defeat in Iraq, that even a democratic election for a people who had lived under a tyrant for decades is a "political threat" to them so they have to attack it. Let them. Something tells me the American public won't agree. They tend to like that whole "freedom and democracy" thing. Methinks some of these Democrats/Leftists are going to regret this kind of insanity they're pulling now.
Memo to Susan Estrich: what part of "Operation Iraqi FREEDOM" didn't you understand?

It's a Republican plot, I tell you! Propaganda!

They've become, as Laura Ingraham calls them, But-monkeys. "Sure, it's great... BUT..." The Dems have made America's failure their success, and it's been biting them in the ass since 1994.
Well that's what they get for banking on freedom failing...cause it usually doesn't :p ;) Which is bad for them, and good for everyone else. Heheh.
"This is a wonderful day. The terrorists can go to hell."

I absolutely loved that line too...

and the footage of Iraqis voting - most for the first time - just brings tears to your eyes.

I was following that all day yesterday as the early voting opened around the world. It touched me incredibly to see old men and women in Turkey and Iran and the US and Australia weeping with joy as they cast their ballots, and dancing afterward. Even better were the pictures of all the women voting... one in particular that got to me was from Turkey, I believe, of a mother filling out her ballot with her daughter sitting on her lap.

Update: A possible 4 killed in Sadr City by a homocide bomber.

It looks like most of the attacks required someone stupid enough to kill himself... which I take to mean the security precautions were actually pretty effective (since, when it comes down to it, it's rather difficult to guard again morons who are willing to die).

Update: "I wonder why you need chemical boots in a country with no weapons of mass destruction."

*hearts Shep*


Heh! I was really wishing I'd been watching that segment out on the television with the DVR so I could have rewound and recorded it. The underground bunker was fascinating stuff in itself, but Shep got in some great lines. It still makes me a bit sick to think that Saddam was building that stuff while his people were starving and dying... and, even worse, during a time when no one *cough*Germany*cough* was supposed to be doing that sort of business with him in the first place.