Sunday, January 30, 2005

Kerry claims Iraq vote is illegitimate

In spite of all the predictions of doom regarding free elections in Iraq, the elections were not cancelled, and the elections were not postponed. Instead, more than 70 percent of the 13 million registered voters had already cast their vote by the time this news story was filed.

Here in the U.S. last November, just over 60% of eligible voters cast votes -- the highest voter turnout since 1968.

I wondered if the sour-faced anhedonics on the left would claim that the Iraqi elections were illegitimate. But with a greater voter turnout than we have here in the U.S., I didn't see how it would be possible.

I was wrong.

MR. RUSSERT: Do you believe this election will be seen by the world community as legitimate?

SEN. KERRY: A kind of legitimacy--I mean, it's hard to say that something is legitimate when a whole portion of the country can't vote and doesn't vote.

Let's just ignore that sad, sad man and all the rest of his ilk.

Instead, let's look at some pictures of democracy taking flight!


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