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March 21, 2005

Two years in Iraq

Well, it has been two years since the War in Iraq started. It all turned out a quagmire, didn't it? It was a terrible calamity, and the people of Iraq want us out even more than they did on March 20th, 2003, right?

Absolutely, undeniably wrong. While protesters still line the streets in some places, their numbers are dwindling. Why is this you might ask? They are starting to doubt their old opinion.

It becomes very obvious when one notices the news. In recent months, there were plenty of stories speaking of the deaths of innocent Iraqis and our military. However, the deaths from terrorist attacks in Iraq continue to drop; it doesn't help their argument that there were still more poeple dying under Saddam's regime each day then during the war.

The Iraqis also turned out in numbers (sadly) not seen in American elections. The purple finger is a sign of independence to them. The people of Iraq are excited to have such a bright future ahead of them as well.

It only gets better with success in Afghanistan, and democracy growing in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and the Palestinian leadership. The people of these countries can be secure in knowing that they will, no doubt, have the full support of the United States. That is, unless you happen to be one of the 7 people left protesting the war.