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"What we have witnessed is something amazing.""thank you Mr. President" (the Mesopotamian)
mesopotamian ^ | January 31, 2005 | Alaa

Posted on 02/01/2005 6:37:55 PM PST by nuconvert

January 31, 2005

Greetings friends,

What we have witnessed is something amazing. I am an Iraqi and a Baghdadi and should know, and deep down in my heart I knew; yet I must admit that I did not expect all this. The common Iraqi citizen has taken all by surprise, including those of us who are indigenous to this land.

It was expected that relatively secure areas in the South and North were going to see heavy turnout. Yet Baghdad; subjected to a terrorist and intimidation campaign of unprecedented scale and cruelty; Baghdad, deprived of electricity, fuel and lately even water( which is more dangerous than anything else); Baghdad, that lacks security, where the citizens face mortal danger every moment of their daily life; Baghdad, where life has almost ground to a standstill; that citizens of this Baghdad should line up at polling stations braving very real dangers, with mortars raining down and scores of suicide bombers sent out to blow up people, and moreover that many even brought their children: this Baghdad was a revelation even to Baghdadis.

There were amazing scenes; not very likely to seen anywhere else. There were acts of heroism. Abdul Amir Kadhim, saw a man whom he suspected to be a suicide bomber, he threw himself on the man before he could get to the waiting line of people; and sure there was an explosion and this young man gave his life to save the others. Prime Minister Allawi paid tribute to this heroism. At one station there was a suicide attack and several people fell; when people of the neighborhood heard of this, the waiting line suddenly swelled to three times in size; people rushed out of their homes and came running to wait in line; it was their way to express their defiance and anger at this crime. The examples of bravery and courage are too numerous to recount. People took courage from each other, as people came out others watched and did not want to be left out. It was something incredible to watch. Yes this was a historic day, a day to remember until our dying day. With one stroke, in a single day, the silent majority spoke and answered all the pundits and doubters, and those who spoke on their behalf. Yet we have been telling you this all along; we have been telling you ever since this blogging movement started. Do you now see that we were not representing minority views, that we were not some CIA agents trying to make propaganda?

I find it difficult right know to write coherently; I just want to convey to you some of the tremendous feelings overwhelming my soul now.

As for some of the Arab scum and other detractors, they are appearing on TV screens looking like they have just swallowed a cockroach, or perhaps had some awful lizard creeping up their backsides; They fidget, they try hard to find some words, some way to get round this, to belittle, twist to distort facts; but it is not easy, not easy when the entire world, the entire humanity are watching intently this incredible event.

Finally, we heard the speech of President Bush Loud and clear. He, and the American people and their British and other valiant allies have much to do with this event. All I can say is that this man has all the essential traits of character that distinguishes the great men of history; the insistence and utter conviction and the perseverance and steadfastness in the face of all doubters and detractors. This was no ordinary election, and it was not simply to elect a constituent assembly. It was the answer of the people, what they really thought about the liberation, what they really thought of the ideas preached by the president. This was a message by the Iraqi people to the American people and their great president. It was the heart of Iraq answering the heart of America that voted to give the President the mandate to finish the task; it was the answer that the common people of Iraq gave by braving danger and exposing their life and that of their children and families to death, this was their way to make their voice heard.

Well, thank you Mr. President, we heard you; and I am sure you also heard us.

Peace be upon you all and the mercy of Allah and his blessings.


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iraq; iraqelection; iraqielection; mesopotamian; personalaccount; thankyou; willingcoalition; wot
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"It was the heart of Iraq answering the heart of America that voted to give the President the mandate to finish the task;"
1 posted on 02/01/2005 6:37:56 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert
All I can say is that this man has all the essential traits of character that distinguishes the great men of history; the insistence and utter conviction and the perseverance and steadfastness in the face of all doubters and detractors.

Amen...

2 posted on 02/01/2005 6:43:32 PM PST by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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3 posted on 02/01/2005 6:43:43 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert
This article-especially the heart to heart part-sent chills down my spine.

I am proud to be an American,

proud of the conviction and steadfastness of our President,

and INCREDIBLY PROUD of our FABULOUS MILITARY...WHO GIVE THEIR ALL, EVERYDAY, to HELP THE IRAQI NATION BREATH, once again.

4 posted on 02/01/2005 6:44:38 PM PST by Republic (Will michael shiavo and his concubine and children now preside over the murder of Terri?)
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To: nuconvert

I'm getting teary-eyed again!


5 posted on 02/01/2005 6:48:06 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: nuconvert

GREAT speech...please provide a valid link so we can source it and spread it around very liberally.


6 posted on 02/01/2005 6:48:17 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: nuconvert; All
Never mind...found it myself.

Mesopotamian BlogSpot

7 posted on 02/01/2005 6:49:55 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: nuconvert
"Abdul Amir Kadhim, saw a man whom he suspected to be a suicide bomber, he threw himself on the man before he could get to the waiting line of people; and sure there was an explosion and this young man gave his life to save the others."

I had not heard about this.

8 posted on 02/01/2005 6:51:16 PM PST by mathluv
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To: nuconvert
'As for some of the Arab scum and other detractors, they are appearing on TV screens looking like they have just swallowed a cockroach, or perhaps had some awful lizard creeping up their backsides; They fidget, they try hard to find some words, some way to get round this, to belittle, twist to distort facts; but it is not easy, not easy when the entire world, the entire humanity are watching intently this incredible event. '

This sounds like the dims. dennis the menace was having a fit on H&C tonight.

9 posted on 02/01/2005 6:52:35 PM PST by mathluv
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To: mathluv

Of course not. The msm doesn't want you to hear about it.


10 posted on 02/01/2005 6:53:17 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: Dagny Taggart; dixiechick2000; McGavin999; Pan_Yans Wife; Cultural Jihad; Barlowmaker

PONG


11 posted on 02/01/2005 6:54:51 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert

but I have not even heard it on Fox. Brit talked about the doll/soldier kidnapping. I wish he had mentioned this as well.


12 posted on 02/01/2005 6:55:13 PM PST by mathluv
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To: Snapple; Puppage; Peach; LadyPilgrim; TheLion; nutmeg; hoosiermama; windchime; Allegra

PONG


13 posted on 02/01/2005 6:55:28 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: joanie-f; Dukie; Squantos; JohnHuang2; k.trujillo; Travis McGee; jim macomber; Critter; Lurker; ...
Must read. Here's the valid link to the blog:

MESOPOTAMIAN BLOGSPOT

14 posted on 02/01/2005 6:57:32 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: AdmSmith; freedom44; BlackVeil; DoctorZIn; Dog; Boot Hill; Coop

PONG


15 posted on 02/01/2005 6:57:49 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: ohioWfan; homemom; mystery-ak; Wolfstar; snugs; GretchenM; MJY1288; patriciaruth; All

. . . a MUST READ thread!

"This was no ordinary election, and it was not simply to elect a constituent assembly. It was the answer of the people, what they really thought about the liberation, what they really thought of the ideas preached by the president. This was a message by the Iraqi people to the American people and their great president. It was the heart of Iraq answering the heart of America that voted to give the President the mandate to finish the task; it was the answer that the common people of Iraq gave by braving danger and exposing their life and that of their children and families to death, this was their way to make their voice heard."


16 posted on 02/01/2005 6:58:26 PM PST by DrDeb
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To: nuconvert

God Bless Iraq and God Bless President Bush.


17 posted on 02/01/2005 6:58:59 PM PST by Tribune7
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To: nuconvert

God bless George W. Bush, a man with the courage of his convictions.


18 posted on 02/01/2005 6:59:01 PM PST by shezza
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To: nuconvert

Wow, nuconvert, thank you for posting this. It was a thrill to see the joy on the faces of the Iraqi people, and to see them dancing in the streets!

I believe, in my heart of hearts, that President Bush WILL be vindicated against every charge that has been made against him by his detractors.


19 posted on 02/01/2005 7:02:15 PM PST by Purrcival (George W. Bush IS my president (and he is the DUmmies' President, too))
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To: PhilDragoo

PONG


20 posted on 02/01/2005 7:03:57 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert
One man's opinion, reflecting the thoughts, ideas, and hopes of millions

Pretty good opinion.

21 posted on 02/01/2005 7:05:45 PM PST by Focault's Pendulum (Aww!! Crap!!! My tagline just illegally emigrated south! And it doesn't have any medical coverage)
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To: nuconvert
Abdul Amir Kadhim, saw a man whom he suspected to be a suicide bomber, he threw himself on the man before he could get to the waiting line of people; and sure there was an explosion and this young man gave his life to save the others.

A lump in my throat.

At one station there was a suicide attack and several people fell; when people of the neighborhood heard of this, the waiting line suddenly swelled to three times in size; people rushed out of their homes and came running to wait in line; it was their way to express their defiance and anger at this crime.

How can we not identify with this sentiment? These people are all Heros.

As for some of the Arab scum and other detractors, they are appearing on TV screens looking like they have just swallowed a cockroach, or perhaps had some awful lizard creeping up their backsides; They fidget, they try hard to find some words, some way to get round this, to belittle, twist to distort facts; but it is not easy, not easy when the entire world, the entire humanity are watching intently this incredible event.

Understands the world's elites and Liberals quite well.

Finally, we heard the speech of President Bush Loud and clear.

Take THAT all you detractors. The Iraqi's get it.

It was the answer of the people, what they really thought about the liberation, what they really thought of the ideas preached by the president. This was a message by the Iraqi people to the American people and their great president. It was the heart of Iraq answering the heart of America that voted to give the President the mandate to finish the task; it was the answer that the common people of Iraq gave by braving danger and exposing their life and that of their children and families to death, this was their way to make their voice heard.

I don't know how to respond to that, full of such joy. We're connected. We heard you. We're humbled and so grateful. Well, thank you Mr. President, we heard you; and I am sure you also heard us.

Oh he did. Tears and a bright glow were evidence to all of our President's understanding. God Bless the Iraqi people!

22 posted on 02/01/2005 7:06:40 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: Jeff Head
Good ping...
Despising a whole group of people just is not in my makeup... I can do it but not easily..
Good Report....
23 posted on 02/01/2005 7:08:28 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been ok'ed by me to included some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Republic

This is the America I know. It is not the America of Michael Moore and the leftists who would destroy it.


24 posted on 02/01/2005 7:09:52 PM PST by doug from upland (THE RED STATES - celebrate a great American tradition)
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To: DrDeb

Thanks for the ping.... indeed it's a must read!


25 posted on 02/01/2005 7:09:58 PM PST by MJY1288
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To: Purrcival

I know he will be. Oh, he'll face difficulty and there is no telling what the future holds but I am confident our President's name will be clear while the rest will be marked in shame throughout the centuries.


26 posted on 02/01/2005 7:10:31 PM PST by Soul Seeker
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To: hosepipe

Thank you my friend...IMHO, historic, monumental events are occurring that will have vast and far reaching impact for good if we can help them stand.


27 posted on 02/01/2005 7:11:42 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: nuconvert

bump


28 posted on 02/01/2005 7:11:57 PM PST by Badray (This tag line under construction.)
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To: Soul Seeker

And just imagine...

Unlike Clinton, President Bush isn't concerned with his "legacy". He only wants to do the right thing.

But it is for this very reason that his legacy will be one of which we can all be very proud.


29 posted on 02/01/2005 7:13:06 PM PST by Purrcival (George W. Bush IS my president (and he is the DUmmies' President, too))
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To: GVgirl; rdb3
this young man gave his life to save the others

He is the one who should get the 72 virgins.

30 posted on 02/01/2005 7:13:23 PM PST by farmfriend ( Congratulations. You are everything we've come to expect from years of government training.)
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To: nuconvert
Thank You America!!!

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighting Soldiers

31 posted on 02/01/2005 7:14:18 PM PST by bray (Iraq Freed Politically and Pray it will be Freed Spiritually)
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To: doug from upland

Amen. Along woth Ronald Reagan, Bush will be remembered historically as another great liberator...along with all the troops and citizens who have supported and contributed to that cause.


32 posted on 02/01/2005 7:14:38 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: nuconvert
As for some of the Arab scum and other detractors, they are appearing on TV screens looking like they have just swallowed a cockroach, or perhaps had some awful lizard creeping up their backsides; They fidget, they try hard to find some words, some way to get round this, to belittle, twist to distort facts; but it is not easy, not easy when the entire world, the entire humanity are watching intently this incredible event.

For a minute, I thought this guy was talking about the MSM and Leftist scum in this country!

Good luck citizens of Iraq. Take the gift we have given you with our blood and MAKE something of it. The rest of the world awaits. We are proud of you.

33 posted on 02/01/2005 7:14:56 PM PST by rightwingextremist1776
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To: farmfriend
As for some of the Arab scum and other detractors, they are appearing on TV screens looking like they have just swallowed a cockroach, or perhaps had some awful lizard creeping up their backsides

We have a few of that kind here, too.

34 posted on 02/01/2005 7:16:32 PM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: Jeff Head

He really does have the chance to be recognized as one of the greatest presidents. The vision of what he knows must be done is clear. He will stay on course. W is the right man at the right time.


35 posted on 02/01/2005 7:16:55 PM PST by doug from upland (THE RED STATES - celebrate a great American tradition)
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To: Valin; JohnathanRGalt; Luis Gonzalez; E Rocc

PONG


36 posted on 02/01/2005 7:16:56 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: doug from upland
Amen to that my friend.

Despite other domestic concerns, he has led with his heart and the spirit on this vital issue...and the results are that now millions and millions have an honest taste of freedom. That genie will not go easily back into the bottle...and the Mullahs and terrorists know it. That's why they resist so hard.

...and this is just the start. The change that these events will bring in the Mid East will be tremendous over the next few years...and will open the door to true liberty for those people, both temporally and (in my own belief), spiritually.

Momentous times.

37 posted on 02/01/2005 7:22:00 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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To: nuconvert

We have lost many men and women in this war and we will probably lose many more. The Iraqi people showed us on Sunday that they were worth the cost when they braved the terrorists threats and voted. I pray that they become a prosperous nation with liberty and justice for all.


38 posted on 02/01/2005 7:23:53 PM PST by LoudRepublicangirl (loudrepublicangirl)
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To: nuconvert; Arkinsaw; Cornpone
"Finally, we heard the speech of President Bush Loud and clear. He, and the American people and their British and other valiant allies have much to do with this event. All I can say is that this man has all the essential traits of character that distinguishes the great men of history; the insistence and utter conviction and the perseverance and steadfastness in the face of all doubters and detractors. This was no ordinary election, and it was not simply to elect a constituent assembly. It was the answer of the people, what they really thought about the liberation, what they really thought of the ideas preached by the president. This was a message by the Iraqi people to the American people and their great president. It was the heart of Iraq answering the heart of America that voted to give the President the mandate to finish the task; it was the answer that the common people of Iraq gave by braving danger and exposing their life and that of their children and families to death, this was their way to make their voice heard.

Well, thank you Mr. President, we heard you; and I am sure you also heard us."

We heard you mate. We heard you. Three cheers for Iraq!

Do pass this on to your best friend, Arkinsaw.

39 posted on 02/01/2005 7:25:11 PM PST by Chgogal
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To: nuconvert
Wow, what a triumph for President Bush and the GWOT, first the successful Afghanistan elections and now Iraq.

--Boot Hill

40 posted on 02/01/2005 7:25:47 PM PST by Boot Hill (How do you verbalize a noun?)
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To: nuconvert

bttt


41 posted on 02/01/2005 7:26:45 PM PST by knews_hound (Out of the NIC ,into the Router, out to the Cloud....Nothing but 'Net)
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This was no ordinary election, and it was not simply to elect a constituent assembly. It was the answer of the people, what they really thought about the liberation, what they really thought of the ideas preached by the president. This was a message by the Iraqi people to the American people and their great president. It was the heart of Iraq answering the heart of America that voted to give the President the mandate to finish the task; it was the answer that the common people of Iraq gave by braving danger and exposing their life and that of their children and families to death, this was their way to make their voice heard.

Exquisite.

42 posted on 02/01/2005 7:46:46 PM PST by GretchenM (Someone removed this tag despite penalities and threats.)
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To: nuconvert

bump


43 posted on 02/01/2005 7:49:29 PM PST by armymarinemom (but should never follow the words 'I support the troops")
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To: mathluv; DrDeb

This sounds like an Americanized Iraqi, one who has spent time in the U.S. Note the use of the phrase "silent majority," not just the excellent American English.

If Brit Hume, etc. don't use it, it may be that this person is not considered to be a true representative of the thoughts of the Iraqi people.

It's very nice. I do like the concept of the heart of the Iraqi people speaking to the heart of the American people...


44 posted on 02/01/2005 8:01:50 PM PST by patriciaruth (They are all Mike Spanns)
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To: DrDeb

Great passage and well worth repeating.

Small differences aside, most people from Bagdad to Boston have a lot in common. The large turnout of people voting in Iraq don't identify with the Jihadists.

Our president has the forsight to see that.

45 posted on 02/01/2005 8:05:27 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: nuconvert
What we have witnessed is something amazing.""thank you Mr. President" (the Mesopotamian)

The president is certainly leaving a mark in Mesopotamia.

46 posted on 02/01/2005 8:07:35 PM PST by FreeReign
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To: Jeff Head

Thanks for the ping Jeff


47 posted on 02/01/2005 8:09:05 PM PST by editor-surveyor (The Lord has given us President Bush; let's now turn this nation back to him)
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To: nuconvert

Bless that Iraqi. He gets it.


48 posted on 02/01/2005 8:09:25 PM PST by Peach
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To: FreeReign

Yes he is! An A+ !


49 posted on 02/01/2005 8:11:43 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: editor-surveyor

You are weclome my friend. Sunday was a watershed, historic, and momentus occassion that has the possibility of rocking that part of the world over the coming years.


50 posted on 02/01/2005 8:11:47 PM PST by Jeff Head (www.dragonsfuryseries.com)
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