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Tuesday, November 30, 2004

The importance of January 30

The headline on the Los Angeles Times lead editorial reads "Ballots, the Insurgents' Enemy." No, no, no, no, no. Ballots are the terrorists' enemy. But other than that, it was a good editorial, beginning: "Elections in Iraq should proceed toward a Jan. 30 vote, despite continued fighting and calls from a coalition of 17 Iraqi political parties to push them back. Expectations about what the elections could accomplish keep diminishing, but a delay would only worsen matters, giving insurgents the decisive voice in when — if ever — balloting is held." Okay, there's that insurgents thing again. But the central point is true: if the Iraqi elections are postponed because of the violence of some malcontents, then  the insurgents terrorists win. As the editorial explains, the terrorists do not want a legitimate government chosen by the Iraqi people. Postponing the election is a terrorist goal; they cannot be permitted to be successful.

Posted by Paul Tuns on November 30, 2004 | Permalink

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Today, November 30, is the 130th anniversary of the birth of Sir Winston S. Churchill.

How would he have answered bin Laden and the terrorists?

With words such as: "We will have no truce or parley with you, or the grisly gang who do your wicked will. You do your worst- we will do our best."

Posted by: gg | 2004-11-30 10:51:42 AM



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