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March 16, 2005

Great Time to be Alive

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(Background, I'm in Boston, fyi)

Is it just me? I have the same feeling of giddy optimism that I had back in the baseball playoffs last year ("No problem. The Sox'll win in 4. Oh. They lost. Oh, Okay, they'll win in 5. Okay, well then 6. Well, Okay, 7. Told you so."). I have this feeling that we're seeing something wonderful happening.

It seems like democracy is spreading like a wildfire through the middle east. The sight of those inked fingers on 01/30/05 has, I think inspired people there to say, "I want to be able to vote, too." Look at what's happening in Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia (did I hear right about local elections there? What happens when there's a national election? Will the nation change names?).

Someone at work made a comment that people in that region are incapable of democracy. Did he see his comments as racist? Probably not. But I do. I'm glad the people of Iraq and Afghanistan have proved him wrong (and I'm expecting more in the region to continue to prove him wrong).

I do think that George W. Bush is going to go down as one of the best president of the 21st century (well, he already is, but granted, the competition is still pretty thin).

It's a great time to be alive.

Michael

Posted by mlv at March 16, 2005 11:17 PM

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