Sunday, January 30, 2005

Could The 2016 Olympic Games Be Held In Babylon, Iraq?

The story of old tells of a people with one language who decided to build a great city with a tower that could reach up to the heavens. The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.” [Genesis 11:6]

Today the people of Iraq are speaking the same language. Iraqis in every part of the country have turned out to voice the language of freedom. They have defied insurgents and terrorists by casting ballots in the first Iraqi election in over 50 years. They have taken an important step toward a more peaceful and prosperous country. The sky is now the limit for the people of Iraq and the nation as a whole.

An Iraqi blogger named Husayn Uthman writes, “It will be a day forever remembered. My voting was only a simple act, I went, I identified myself, got my finger stained, filled out a ballot, and dropped it in a box. It is not a complex or grand process to the eye, but it is one that I will forever remember and will recount to my children, and their children. And God willing it will be remembered through the ages.”

There is a lot of work ahead for the people of Iraq, but this is history in the making. The 275 members that will be elected will be charged with the task of drafting a permanent Iraqi constitution between now and August. Then Iraqis will go back to the polls in a referendum to decide if that constitution should be passed. From there the Iraqi people will go back to the polls again in December to elect a proper constitutional government. From that point on, nothing will be impossible for a free and democratic Iraq.

Who knows, we may even see Iraq rebuild the ancient city of Babylon and watch it host the Olympics in 2016. Wouldn’t that be something?


At 12:33 p.m., Blogger selutha said...

In away wasn't Babylon struck down for their arragonce in trying to make a tower to reach god?

No matter, I hope that The Iraqi people never forget where they come from and that freedom must be fought for.

"Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed."
-- Martin Luther King Jr.

Even if they don't like or want us.. many Americans stand behind you. Choose how you want to live and show us your determination as you have been doing so...


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