Sunday, August 12, 2007

Somewhere Out There, In the Quiet, a Slow Trickle Becomes a Waterfall

..and Democracy continues to hit its stride even while punks like Chavez try to undermine it.

Sierra Leone counting presidential votes

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Ballot-counting was under way Sunday in Sierra Leone's first presidential election since U.N. peacekeepers withdrew two years ago — a vote seen as a test of the country's transition to democratic rule.

One of the most deadly nations on the planet finally finds relative peace and democracy. Pretty much gives me hope for Iraq. Like Rawanda and many other places, the kind of killing that we have seen doesn't stop because one side wins, but because everybody is tired of dying.

That's why the Anbar Awakening happened and that is what will happen with the Shi'ites sooner or later. Hopefully sooner.

Democracy is simply a way of sharing life instead of death.

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