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.
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