Moves Ahead In Only 3 Years
By J. Grant
Jan 26, 2005
Itís amazing. But
liberal press seems to treat the marvel as ho-hum or nonexistent. Typical.
Thatís why so many Americans turned against the entrenched liberal
reportage, voting down anti-Bush anchors in mainstream media to return
George W. Bush to the White House.
So we daily go to the
Bush news releases to find the truth about Afghanistan, for instance.
There we read the words of one despised by the liberals ó press and
politic. Heís Donald H. Rumsfeld, US Defense Secretary. Heís the one,
after all, who led us to victory in a three-week-win war: Iraqi Freedom
Operation. Yet now that Dems have lost so as to be near graveside, they
want to trash Rumsfeld, the liberal reportage giving them all the
ammunition they want.
However, Mr. Bush
highly regards Rumsfeld, honoring him with accolades and of course keeping
him as an integral part of his cabinet. Hurrah for the sane and fair moves
of the present administration. Three cheers for the Red States that back
up a reasonable executive branch of government.
scanning detail regarding Afghanistan advancements, who better to hear out
than Rumsfeld: "A little over three years ago, al Qaeda was already a
growing danger. The leader, Osama bin Laden, was safe and sheltered in
Afghanistan. His network was dispersed throughout the world and had been
attacking American interests for much of the 1990s.
later, more than three-quarters of al Qaeda's key members and associates
have been detained or killed. Osama bin Laden is on the run, many of his
key associates are behind bars or dead, his financial lines have been
by extremists, Afghanistan today is led by Hamid Karzai, a moderate leader
who opposes terrorism and supports democracy. Soccer stadiums once used
for public executions under the Taliban are today used ... for soccer.
"Over 10 million
Afghans, 40 percent of them women, have registered to vote in the
country's first national election on Oct. 9."
Afghan presidential ballot tally in itself was one major dimension of the
nationís come-upon to democracy planting. The citizenry, not used to
casting votes, cast their votes. So they themselves elected their own
president. They withstood the threats of Muslim murderers global in order
to see through their own liberties. Freedom is an alluring bait ó
legitimate at that.
are thinking twice, thrice before loading up their guns for another
slaying. Gradually, freedom will supplant them so that that bloody history
will fade into a dim past. More than 10 million Afghans registered to vote
in free elections. Thatís a miracle first class.
The Afghan militia
and police saw through the protection of their own people. Turning against
Taliban, they turned in favor of their own families. Coalition troops
stood at the ready to assist locals. Put them all together for victory in
elections reality: Joint Electoral Management Body, the International
Security and Assistance Force and coalition forces.
"There are so
many election day anecdotes demonstrating the Afghan people's commitment
to peace, whether it was people across the country wearing their best
clothes to vote, or the women of Konduz who refused to move when a rocket
landed 200 meters from where they were waiting to vote," one official
stated to media. "To leave, they said, would mean the rockets, and
the people who fired them, would win. These women would defeat them by
staying and voting."
Thatís the tenacity
of the Afghans who thirst for liberty more than anything else. They will
not soon take their newfound freedoms for granted.
only the Americans discouraging democracy plantings in Afghanistan and New
Iraq would realize how hungry those citizens are for the liberties
realized daily in North America. If only Democrats who fought the
President would understand that patriotism only has its worth when shared
with countries once overruled by dictators.
elderly people walking and being ferried in goat carts, amputees on
crutches in droves moving towards the polling booths and then, late in the
evening, more elderly adults running to beat the poll closing deadline to
cast their vote.
"It is clear
that the Afghan people are winning the struggle against the extremists,
and that the promise for Afghanistan's future is bright," Rumsfeld