January 30, 2005

AUSTIN BAY notes that the profusion of Iraqis with inked fingers represents a major blow to the terrorists:

That’s an identifying mark – one that almost literally shoves a finger in the eye of terror.

Yep. The terrorists have been revealed, not as “minutemen” but as, well, terrorists.

Meanwhile, here’s a look at some of the people who are trying to throw a wet blanket on this accomplishment.

Brian Dunn offers a prediction of what the next round of negative talk will be.

UPDATE: And more wet-blanketry — actually, it’s a lot worse than that — over at the ironically named Democratic Underground:

All the media keeps talking about is how happy the Iraqis are, how high turnout was, and how “freedom” has spread to Iraq. I had to turn off CNN because they kept focusing on the so-called “voters” and barely mentioned the resistance movements at all. Where are the freedom fighters today? Are their voices silenced because some American puppets cast a few ballots?

I can’t believe the Iraqis are buying into this “democracy” bullshit.

Sigh. More along those lines here. Jeff Goldstein is deeply disappointed in some of the critics.

MORE: “Those who churlishly denigrate today’s vote really do identify themselves as blind ideologues of the worst sort.”

ANOTHER UPDATE: More on churlish denigration here.

And here’s a roundup of Democratic Underground comments. Sigh.