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Old 10-30-2004, 03:47 AM   #1
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Wonder who she'd vote for.

Humalia Akrawy speaks out.
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She spoke of seeing many Iraqis break into tears when they heard President Bush speak of democracy and freedom as a "gift from the Creator" meant for all people - a message that resonated deeply with many of her countrymen. She is very optimistic that Iraq can and will become a major force for change in the Middle East. The current mission is to defeat the insurgency, secure the borders and hold elections.

It is, she acknowledges, a difficult mission. But, she says, "Democracy is not cheap! Your own revolution did not happen overnight. We Iraqis think that the current deaths are nothing, a small price to pay for being free of Saddam and having our own country again."
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Jean Sasson, the author of "the Princess Trilogy" about an embattled feminist princess in Saudi Arabia, wrote a book called "Mayada of Iraq" about a lady from Baghdad who wanted the Americans to come in and take out Saddam. She was living in Jordan, but was planning to move back to Baghdad after the war. Maybe they should interview her.
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The war isn't great - no war ever is, but it isn't as bad as some would want portray it for their own ends, I would say that the negative has been overplayed and the positive drowned out so when you hear positive it really stands out sharply and is just unbelievable compared to what you see otherwist. The Arthur Chrenkoff weblog runs "good news from Iraq" posts which roundup sets of reconstruction stories and information that many have overlooked, I would say that it can give balance and perspective.
http://chrenkoff.blogspot.com/
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Will Durant once wrote that "virtue makes no news". Unfortunately, I think that's probably true.
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