Congratulations Iraqis for giving Osama the Finger

Iraqi VoterThe blue finger that is. The U.S. had this to say:

Hey Iraq, you was always my baby, I never meant to hit you, you still love me don’t you? Waddya say you put on that pretty little red dress and we go out and dance tonight. It’s okay baby, just put a little make-up on that eye, no one will notice. Seriously baby, I didn’t mean to hit you that hard, it’s just I thought you were screwing around with my old roommate Ole “dirty” BL. I’m sorry I ever doubted you baby, I know you wasn’t into him, even if you did run off and get a little tramped up by taking a ride from that Hussein fella.

But it’s okay now baby, you’re with a superpower now, and ain’t nobody gonna hurt you no more. You my girl now.

Aww shit, don’t go cryin’ on me now baby, I gots to look tough in front of my boy Unnie, how about we get that busted lip fixed up and go vote again next month, would that make it better?

I love you baby, I ain’t gonna let nobody put dem hands on your democracy again.

I’m more than happy that Iraq had successful elections, and I’m really looking forward to a legitimate government being established. At the same time, I think it’s about time we started hauling it in and focusing back on killing that fucktard Osama first and renegotiate later about whether we need to be starting more wars all over the Middle East for the sake of freedom and liberty (offer not valid in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Uzbekistan, etc.).

Right now I’m sure most people would rather see Bin Laden’s head on a pike attached to the top of the Washington Monument than to rescue Iran from a possible violation of nuclear armament that could use some flowers-in-the-street liberation.

Decadent West has a great post on the Iraqi election that I’d like to echo. The election was overall a success and I congratulate those Iraqis who had the stones to go vote instead of backing down to Zarqawi and the other dingbats who think shooting voters will somehow gain them popularity. If ever an insurgency has completely jumped the shark, that was it. DW also has analysis of an IPSNews story’s liberal/lefty slant which initially had me fooled (I have the stones to admit when I’m fooled as well) Word life DW.

Dang, history sure does have a way of being a son of a bitch sometimes. From a comment left over at DW:

“United States officials were surprised and heartened today at the size of turnout in South Vietnam’s presidential election despite a Vietcong terrorist campaign to disrupt the voting. According to reports from Saigon, 83 percent of the 5.85 million registered voters cast their ballots yesterday. Many of them risked reprisals threatened by the Vietcong. A successful election has long been seen as the keystone in President Johnson’s policy of encouraging the growth of constitutional processes in South Vietnam.”

– Peter Grose, in a page 2 New York Times article titled, ‘U.S. Encouraged by Vietnam Vote,’September 4, 1967.

Damn you history, why must you hate democracy and freedom so much. History better rewrite itself fast before we sic Alberto Gonzalez on its liberty-loathing ass.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. The elections in Iraq goes to show that freedom and democracy can be spread by violence and force using the good old US military. Watch out world! Who is next? Since we are now next door neighbors of Syria and Iran, we can take them out one at a time. Real excitement would be to go after both countries at the same time.

    This should scare Saudia Arabia into democracy if it does not, then go after them too. What a rush to think what we can accomplish when we all pull together. I wish I were young enough to have one more good fight as a soldier but I doubt if the army will allow me back in.

    If North Korea thinks we are spread thin when we go after our neighbors in the Middle East, we just nuke them into the next millenium. The rationale for nukes – N. Korea has them and will not hesitate to use them.

    I don’t believe we have to worry about our old enemies such as China and Russia. We capitalize those countries and let the old ex-commie geezers accumulate the same wealth as our own capitalist tycoons have in the good old USA.

    What a country. Even with all its defects and flaws, this is the only place in the world I would ever want to claim citizenship. I pity those that find it necessary to only find the worse with this great country (whether it be politicians or citizens) by only traveling in the sewers and constantly criticizing those that try to make a difference.

    The greatness of this country can be found in the Constution. The Bill of Rights gives all of us the absolute right to express our opinions in open public forums such as this one. It gives us the right to be wrong, to peacefully assemble and express our beliefs as a group, to own firearms, etc. It is the responsibility of all of us to protect the rights of every citizen, and I stress citizen because I do not believe the rights extend to our enemies that want to destroy our way of life.

    When I say the rights extend to all citizens, then all citizens have the right to express and share ideas no matter how much we may disagree. I did not get the same consideration at an antiwar demonstration I attended one afternoon in Colorado Springs. Remember, Stephen, that the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Center coalition felt they were the only ones that should be able to demonstrate one cold winter day. They had their banners out insulting our government and troops and I took personal offense. As a Vietnam Combat Veteran, I had enough with the lies so I counterdemonstrated that day with an American flag and shouting “support our troops”. They could not handle that so the cops were called, I was accused of terrorizing 40 demonstrators, and taken to jail. As you know, there was no basis to my arrest except a group of people felt freedom of assembly and speach is a “selective right” reserved only for those that agree with their politics. The judicial system worked as it should, I was fully exonerated of any wrong doing for my presence at their demonstration.