Iraqi Elections: Geraldo Waves His Flag

By Brian 

At least Geraldo doesn’t pretend to be objective. Johnny Dollar has transcribed some of Rivera’s comments:

“They are casting their ballot for the first time. It was so inspiring. It was one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in my entire life. It really is like the Berlin Wall going down in 1989. It really is like the beginning, like the dawn of the civil rights era, when black people could vote for the first time. It is the most amazing sight. Only a hard-bitten cynic, only a person with absolutely no upside to their feeling of optimism, could look askance at what is happening, truly happening today.”

“…You folks who live in the United States who are watching this, just be proud. Be proud of this. This is amazing. This was inconceivable, wasn’t it, during the days of Saddam Hussein. Look how far this country has come. It will heal its wounds. The terrorists are going to lose.”

> Also: “This once-dictatorship, one of the most brutal regimes on earth, can join the family of civilized, democratic nations. I’ll tell you folks, it is an amazing, amazing feeling.”