Doug Giles

It must have been tough for Kerry to watch his Democratic buddies give Iraq's Prime Minister Allawi standing ovations as he spoke to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday.  Think of the anguish JFK, too, must have gone through seeing his liberal colleagues indirectly congratulate George Bush. 

Reporters covering the Kerry campaign may have heard the Senator?s ulcers growl, each time his Congressional colleagues gave the Iraqi PM an overwhelming ovation.  Watching the guys supposedly standing behind him in the campaign, vociferously applaud the noble Iraqi leader and ally of Bush and the rest of America, must have been galling. 

Maybe it?s payback for taking off his uniform and standing with the enemy against every American who fought in Vietnam during his meretricious mendacity before the Fulbright Committee, on national TV and on two Paris trips  to meet with the North Vietnamese enemy.

It was awesome to hear Allawi -- who Saddam tried to assassinate, who is actually there in Baghdad risking his life 24/7 -- as he gave Bush, America and the Coalition troops kudos for shredding Saddam and now getting rid of the ragweed extremists who want to keep Iraq enslaved.  Thank you, Prime Minister, for thanking us and giving us an eye-witnessed, favorable report.  We sure aren?t getting either gratitude or an unbiased picture from CBS, NBC or ABC.

These three nutworks, TV?s Axis of Drivel, run negative reports on Abu Ghraib prison cruelty, on American soldiers? death tolls, on terrorist beheadings of relief workers and on the insurgents in just three of Iraq?s 18 provinces.  Then, they?ll do an interview with a Muslim mendicant breathing murderous threats, and never cover the massive forward strides to freedom and democratic government in this once tyrannized nation.

Think about it, skeptics: Iraq will have free elections for the first time in its history.  For more than 80 years there was been no such thing as a free vote.  Sitting at Starbuck?s drinking our skinny no foam mocha latte, sweetened only with three shots of Splenda, it is hard to comprehend not having free elections, much less the brutal slavery in which 28 million Iraqis have lived.

For nearly 30 years Saddam was the only person on the ballot ? and you voted, if you valued your life.  The last time he ?ran? for President, a couple of years ago, Saddam received 99.6% of the vote.  Believe it or not, it was much worse than Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties combined. 

Doug Giles

Doug Giles is the Big Dawg at and the Co-Owner of The Safari Cigar Company. Follow him onFacebook and Twitter. And check out his new book, Rise, Kill and Eat: A Theology of Hunting from Genesis to Revelation.