October 9, 2004

"freedom is the Almighty God's gift..."

Afghan elections thank-you in Freemont, Calif.

A movie theater next to an Afghan restaurant in the "Little Kabul" area of Fremont, California, displays a sign thanking President Bush for the elections in Afghanistan (Thanks to PowerLine)

And President Bush remarked today, at a breakfast in St Louis:
...We're getting close to voting time here in this country. But who's counting the days? (Laughter.) There was voting time elsewhere in this world today. A marvelous thing is happening in Afghanistan. Freedom is powerful. Think about a society in which young girls couldn't go to school and their mothers were whipped in the public square. And today, they're holding a presidential election.

The first person to vote in the presidential election, three years after the Taliban ruled that country with such barbarism, was a 19-year-old woman, an Afghan refugee, who fled her homeland during the civil war. Here's what she said: "I cannot explain my feelings, just how happy I am. I would never have thought I would be able to vote in this election." She's voting in this election because the United States of America believes that freedom is the Almighty God's gift to each man and woman in this world. And today is an appropriate day for Americans to remember and thank the men and women of our Armed Forces who liberated Afghanistan...

Posted by John Weidner at October 9, 2004 9:12 PM
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