Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Iraqi soccer win celebration shows Iraqis the way to success
On December 9, 2006, Iraq beat Uzbekistan to make it to the Asian Games semifinals. In Iraq, there was at least an hour and a half of celebratory gun fire all across the country as people took to the streets in joy. The Iraqi soccer team is diverse in its makeup. It isn't a Shiite or Sunni team, so the Iraqis who were celebrating didn't care as well. If only these Iraqis would be just as willing to take to the streets to take them back from the minority of extremists. What is needed is a leader who can incite the same passion that the Iraqi soccer team can incite in the majority of Iraqis to move their country forward.