Mar 07 2010
We see today in Iraq two major forces of humanity in bloody conflict. We see the power of self determination, peacefully going to the polls to vote for leaders and a path forward. And we see the power obsessed fascists, who want to warp civilization to their own egomaniacal views (with them conveniently sitting at the apex of power).
The battle of darkness and light is still raging in the Middle East. Darkness is using bombs on the peaceful voters:
Iraq’s second parliamentary election since the 2003 invasion has been hit by multiple attacks, with at least 24 people being killed.
Two buildings were destroyed in the capital and dozens of mortars were fired across Baghdad and elsewhere.
The border with Iran was closed, thousands of troops were deployed, and vehicles were banned from roads.
We cannot turn away from this battle. We cannot let the carnage weaken our spine or push us to throw blame at Western Leaders who worked to bring the benefits of Western-like Democracy to war and poverty ravages regions of this planet. The people who assassinated 3,000 in NY, PA and VA on 9-11 are stilling plowing their blood soaked trade. They are still hoping the blood will cause the West to run away from their own values and goals.
They expect liberals to swoon and run.
Instead, we will honor those who braved the carnage, we will stand by the results and the people of Iraq. We will show the world that we did not invest so much of our own blood and treasure in Iraq to run now. We will show that the light is freedom of the individual, and the darkness is the oppression of the many by the mad few.