This morning,I read of a young American girl,who suggested we dip our first fingertip in blue ink,to express our admiration for the citizens of Iraq-who-in the face of cold killers,car bombs,suicide bombers,rockets,and cynicism,turned out by the millions to vote in Iraq's first free election in over 50 years. News reports indicate at least 41 people were killed on Iraqi Election Day,and that bombs and missiles were exploding near them as they lined up to vote. Nonetheless,at least 60% of eligible voters turned out to cast their ballots-a percentage we often fail to achieve in the relatively peaceful United States. This morning,I have dipped two fingertips-index and second in indelible blue ink. Raising my index finger,I express my appreciation of the brave Iraqi voters,and say they are Number One in my book. Raising both fingers to form a "V",I express confidence in our eventual victory over terrorism. Raising my middle finger alone,I express my contempt for the copperheads,backbiters,terror apologists,whiners,and enablers who have made the Global War on Terror far more difficult for those who must fight it.
Got a minute ? Put a little blue ink on your fingertips !