President Bush has done better at explaining his Iraq policy of late, but the most eloquent rebuttal to American defeatists came from the millions of Iraqis who voted yesterday for a new parliament. They are now practicing the democracy that the U.S. promised when it deposed Saddam Hussein. This is a great achievement.
We're increasingly confident that victory in Iraq is not only possible but likely. The biggest threat to winning now is in Washington, D.C. Let's hope that with their tremendous vote yesterday Iraqis delivered faint-hearted U.S. politicians the necessary dose of fortitude. [emphasis added]
Friday, December 16, 2005
is what Iraqi voters said to Howard Dean and Jack Murtha yesterday as they turned out in droves to vote. Here's the first and last paragraphs of today's OpinionJournal editorial: