THE MIRACLE OF DEMOCRACY AND THE VOTE IN IRAQ CONTINUES TO UNFOLD
WHEN TUNKU VARADARAJAN WRITES at the Daily Beast, I go straightaway and read every word. It doesn't matter what the subject is, when Tunku writes, I listen. My only regret is his name is so appallingly hard for me to spell or remember---which means it's almost impossible for a poor speller like me to tackle. I want to run every time I see it in print and have to cut and paste when I link. Though I'm beginning to see I might be able to make a little rhythmic poem out of VA-RA-DA-RA-JAN and someday be able to commit it to rote memory....kind of like I did with Ahmadinejad---which I first learned by something about a dinner jacket.
But I digress. Today Mr. VA-RA-DA-RA-JAN writes about the good news in Sunday's upcoming elections in Iraq and how far the country has come in the last five years in spite of all the naysayers and anti-Bush crowd who said all our efforts in Iraq were doomed to failure. Of course now the Obama/Biden administration wants to take credit for it all, after years of dissing their predecessors and the courageous stand our country took under Bush/Cheney. It's all so ironic and hypocritical, isn't it?
Anyway, I hope you will avail yourself to this wonderful piece by a man who knows what he's talking about. A man who owns a name that one day I hope I can say and spell as easily as I can say Palin.