Thursday, December 15, 2005

Yes, You are a Winner

When I read US President Bush speech that he delivered at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars which is a nonpartisan forum for the study of world affairs, I told myself this man knows he is a winner.

President Bush said yesterday “As president, I'm responsible for the decision to go into Iraq and I'm also responsible for fixing what went wrong by reforming our intelligence capabilities. And we're doing just that”. And why would not he take responsibility of going to Iraq when he will be recognized for the establishment of the first democratic free country in the entire Middle East, with Israel as an exception.

Knowing that the US is a nation at war, its commander in chief should not be talking about faulty reasons to go to war. It is not the right time, at least from my humble point of view. This only happens after the commander in chief made sure that he won. And indeed he won. Iraq stands as a blooming flower for the marriage between freedom, after the removal of Saddam, and the Iraqi people who are willing to take control through a democratic process to make their country a better place.

President Bush became so confident of his success that he is admitting responsibility with courage and bravery without any embarrassment and he was willing to say it before his staunch democrat opponents at a time of war.

The Bush administration crossed to the far future by attacking Taliban in Afghanistan and liberating Iraq. The US hit the terrorism camp in Afghanistan where Taliban took the country as a play ground to train terrorists who flew from dictatorship countries in the Middle East that breed extremist ideology. The US liberated Iraq and heralded freedom and democracy in the entire Middle East. Before March 2003, there were no popular movements in Egypt like “Kefaya”, Doctors for change”, “Writers for change”, “Journalists for Change” and “Children for Change”…etc. I had never heard of one single demonstration in any street before Iraq. In Lebanon, Syria was manipulating the Lebanese and taking all their income. Now, the Lebanese people are determined to win their freedom and independency. In Saudi Arabia, who could have ever believed that women would go to vote as in Jeddah? In all Gulf countries, at least now there is a female minister or member of parliament at countries where women’s place was their home regardless of their education. A major Middle East dictator, Saddam, was brought to justice to face the Iraqi people in an open candid trial. The US is helping the Iraqis to get over their pains over 35 years of brutal bloody dictatorship.

The US under the Bush Administration was able to realize who are the friends and who are enemies. The US identified the allies in the war against terrorism and the regimes that sponsor terrorism. Terrorism is the enemy of the entire humanity not the US only.

But the best thing of all is that for the first time in my life I cast my ballot in the Parliamentary elections, despite my deep belief that it will be rigged but I also believe that there is a light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how far it is but we must walk the walk to get there.

Even my language about the future of Egypt has changed. Now, I am more positive. I want to talk, write and tell the story of my country to everyone. I do it now without fear. I am not afraid as before or desperate that change will never happen. Now I want to be part of a positive change. It is because I am so happy for the Iraqis and I know that help is on the way.

The US is determined to win, because if it did not win, oppression, dictatorship, humiliation to our human dignity, terrorism and extremism will prevail.

New Posts on the US and Egypt:
Cheney in Egypt, I wonder why?
Egypt says US ignores offer to train Iraqi troops
Previous posts:
I Cried when I saw this Picture
The US is Winning
Social Freedoms and Chastity in Egypt and the US

Egypt Foils US Freedom Efforts in Manama
The Egyptian liberals and the American conservatives
Cindy Sheehan in Egypt
I Think They are Going to Like You
September 11 Remembered…in the Wake of the Egyptian Elections
The B-52 will Take Care of You


At 7:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't understand...first you are saying that the US a nation at war. Then almost right after that you state that the war has been won. How do those statements compare?

At 4:33 PM, Blogger programmer craig said...

anon, you are arguing semantics :)

At 9:09 PM, Blogger Winnows said...

It is a great post. I hope America continues to push for freedom of all people in the Middle East.

I enjoyed reading your blog.

And all the best to you in your efforts. I linked to your site in a post. Just decided to start blogging myself.

Anonymous, do you live in a free country? If so, which one?

We won the initial war in Iraq within three weeks, routing Saddam to his knees in a hole in the ground and rid the earth of his murderous sons who killed, tortured and raped innocent people.
What exactly is so hard to understand?

Our nation is still at war however with other murderous thugs, the same type who oppress people worldwide, the same kind who supported the Taliban in Afghanistan.
What exactly is so hard to understand?

Its a long war ahead of us. Iraq and Afghanistan are two steps closer to where we need to be. We cannot fight everyone, everywhere.

The real question you should ask is why do nations like Russia and China continue to support nations like Iran and Syria?

Nations which brutally murder innocent people every single day, imprison them illegally, torture them, rape their wives and daughters, hang them in public, chop their hands and feet off and oppress people based upon religion and skin color.

If you cannot ask that question honestly then you cannot handle the truth.

At 1:44 PM, Blogger Gateway Pundit said...

Thank you Freedom for Egyptians. It has been a hard long road for our President. The world will be changed forrever because of his great leadership and courage. Thank you. My prayers this Christmas are with you and your people.

At 6:22 PM, Anonymous Tom W. said...

Hi Freedom for Egyptians:

I share your optimism. To quote Mr. Ali Hassoon al-Badri, a Shi'ite voter in Najaf:

“[E]veryone must realize that electing our representatives is a basic right for everyone and it is not a gift from anyone and that it draws the line between freedom and tyranny…”

Mr. al-Badri's comment could have been written by America's founding fathers:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. --That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness."

Go Iraq! Go Egypt! Go democracy!

At 9:23 PM, Blogger KNL said...

Great post. These are essentially my sentiments about this administration.



At 7:47 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

"why do nations like Russia and China continue to support nations like Iran and Syria?"___For much the same reason that the US used to support any dictator, however brutal, so long as he claimed to be anti-Communist. And the US is still supporting the Saud family.

At 1:49 PM, Blogger Tom Paine said...

"Don Cox"

Intelligent people recognize the principles of "Don't bite off more than you can chew", and "One step at a time".

During the cold war, the U.S. bought a bunch of third-world dictators in order to keep the communists from buying them and using them against us. A perfect solution? No. The best available at the time? Probably.

Similarly, the U.S. now has it's hands full with reforming Iraq. We must tolerate the Sauds (and others) -- for now -- because overthrow, anarchy, or the Islamist alternative introduces too many nasty complications to manage at one time.

Sneering, snot, and stupidty from people like you doesn't help.

At 7:16 PM, Blogger Freedom for Egyptians said...

Tom W.,

I have enjoyed reading what Mr. Ali Hassoon al-Badri said.

I will remain optimistic as long as the US is supporting freedom and demcracy in the Middle East.

I also believe that Freedom and Democracy are human rather than American or Iraqi.

Thank you all for visiting my blog

COntinue your support for freedom and democracy.


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