Monday, March 20, 2006

The 3rd anniversary of Iraq's freedom from tyranny

3 years of freedom for Iraqis has not been easy, but democracy isn't easy. You've got to fight everyday to keep it on the right path. In America it takes speeches and public appearances and repitition. In Iraq it takes lots of heavily armed men. But whatever it takes to keep them on the path of freedom.

Instead of celebrating the success of their Iraq venture, Washington and its allies have been on the defensive, insisting that Operation Iraqi Freedom launched three years ago to the day will end in victory, although when is less certain than ever.

"Transiting from tyranny to democracy is never smooth or easy," said Australian Prime Minister John Howard, one of America's main allies in the war.

Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari said: "We have suffered during the past year ... The road ahead will be tough."

But in the article in the Washington Post, he added: "The world should not falter at such a crucial stage in history."

This is still a democracy in its infancy, and I can't strees that enough. 3 years is not nearly enough time to judge whether or not this Iraqi democracy is a success or a failure. Have faith in man's determination to be free, and be willing to stand up and speak in support of their fight for freedom. Everyone deserves the chance to be free. If you give them the choice, do you really think they'd choose to be under the thumb of a dictator like Saddam again? Or under a strict Islamic theocracy like Iran?