Saturday, November 11, 2006

An Illustrated Guide to Democratic Election Celebrations

"Since Washington’s hostile and hawkish policies have always been against the Iranian nation, this defeat is actually an obvious victory for the Iranian nation." --Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei


"We have a strategy drawn up for the destruction of Anglo-Saxon civilization... we must make use of everything we have at hand to strike at this front by means of our suicide operations or by means of our missiles. There are 29 sensitive sites in the U.S. and in the West. We have already spied on these sites and we know how we are going to attack them." --Hassan Abbassi, Iran's top military strategist

"The American people have put their feet on the right path by ... realizing their president's betrayal in supporting Israel. So they voted for something reasonable in the last elections... We will not rest from our jihad until we are under the olive trees of [Jersualem] and we have blown up the filthiest house -- which is called the White House." --Abu Hamza al-Muhajir, head of al-Qaeda in Iraq

"The mid-term elections were not so much a competition between the Democrats and the Republicans as a slap in the face to the Bush era and administration." --Iran's al-Vefagh

"The Republican defeat in the US elections is a defeat for President Bush's foreign policy, especially in Iraq. We hope this will lead to a review of the aspects of US foreign policy which many Americans oppose, including the blind bias to Israeli policy at the expense of Palestinian and Arab rights." --Palestinian al-Quds

"Iraq has been the dominant factor in helping the US Democrats win a Congress majority, and the failure of the Republicans is due to the same reason. Another essential reason which was not immediately obvious is that the President George Bush has failed big-time in accomplishing any kind of development in the peace process between the Palestinians and the Israelis." --Syria's Tishrin

"Following the US Congress mid-term elections, that witnessed a big victory of the US Democrats in a clear referendum on President Bush's Iraq policy, everybody in the Middle East is keenly hoping for wiser American policies in the region" --Saudi Arabia's al-Watan

"The victory of the Democrats in America's election was very good news, not because the Democrats are better than the Republicans, but because it will create tensions in the American system. When the Americans don't have problems inside their country, they create problems for other countries, so it is very good if they bite each other for a while." -- Iran's Keyhan

"Last evening in America promised to be an agreeable one. From the outset, one knew that the Democrats were going to have a breakthrough. But real bliss began at dawn, when the spirit of war subsided, with its procession of speculating Texas oilmen and maniacal fundamentalists." --Dominique Dhombres, writing in France's Le Monde

"President Bush is no longer acceptable worldwide." --Suleiman Hadad, Syrian MP

"Winning is not a strategy. Victory is not a strategy." --Rep. John Murtha (D-PA)

"Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!" --Supporters of new Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN) at victory celebration

"[The] U.S. vote is a victory for Iran." --Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran's Supreme Leader


"Is it possible for us to witness a world without America and Zionism? had best know that this... goal [is] attainable..." --Mahmound Ahmedinejad, President of Iran

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Gateway Pundit notes that, "...the bases are now covered... every major enemy of the US is celebrating the democratic win on Tuesday! Syria, Iran, Al Qaeda, Venezuela, North Korea, even Cuba ." TigerHawk sums it up:

When you cite "world opinion" of George W. Bush as a reason to vote against him or his party, you cannot then object if others cite the opinions of enemies and adversaries who delight in your victory.

Oven-fresh good readin', just like Mama used to make:
Anchoress: Okay, Anchoress, why so optimistic?
Betsy's Page: Why is al-Qaeda happy over the election results?
Captain's Quarters: Not going to bite
Hugh Hewitt: Questions for new House leadership candidates and Just the Numbers, Please
JustOneMinute: C'mon, ask a tough one!
OTB: More on carrying water
Rick Moran: Special guest: A.J. Strata
Sister Toldjah: They know
STACLU: Free-for-all
Wizbang: If you appreciate your freedom...

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