Mohammed at Iraq the Model has an exuberant post about the election results from Iraq yesterday. He talks about his own candidacy and his pride in the election process, even though he didn't win. It is well worth your time to read. Mohammed concludes:
Generally speaking, all politicians realize the role of the United States and the coalition forces in protecting the new born democracy and most of the major players realize the necessity of a strategic partnership with the United States for the good of Iraq and for the success of the war on terror.
The event of elections in Iraq was a huge turning point in the history of the region and Iraqis and their political parties have proved-despite the lack of experience-that they can do well and show high performance in a process of change that represents the first signs of a bright future for this country and the Middle east.
No one will stop the train of democracy and those who stand against the change will soon be nothing but forgotten.
And in this country, let us also forget the Kerry's, Kennedy's, Boxers and so many on the political Left who stood firmly against democracy and who even as the Iraqi people risked their lives to vote--minimized, downplayed and underhyped the process so that they could proceed with their own aggrandizement.
And even if they don't permit us to forget them, we can rest assured that they will be forgotten by history.