John Podhoretz writing in today's New York Post takes on all those who just can't be happy for the Iraqis and their election.
WHEN you heard about the stunning success of the Iraqi elections, were you thrilled? Did you see it as a triumph for democracy and for the armed forces of the United States that have sacrificed and suffered and fought so valiantly over the past 18 months to get Iraq to this moment?
Or did you momentarily feel an onrush of disappointment because you knew, you just knew, that this was going to redound to the credit of George W. Bush? This means you, Michael Moore. I'm talking to you, Teddy Kennedy. And I would add the writers of this weeks Newsweek, still appearing on cable news shows and finding it difficult, if not impossible to swallow their disappointment that the election did not turn out to be a monstrous horror.
Podhoretz: Okay, what politician wants to join Kerry in pooh-poohing an election in which at least 8 million Iraqis braved death to cast a ballot? What politician wants to cite Mubarak and Abdullah in support of that position?
Hillary? Hillary, are you there?
Wow, suddenly it's so quiet in here you can hear crickets chirping.