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.
UPDATE: 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.