Monday, January 31, 2005
On this day:

Cradle of Liberty

January 30, 2005 was a day of liberation for the people of Iraq. It was the day that Iraqis declared victory over the tyranny of fear that has oppressed their hearts and minds for so long. Free men and women the world over join them in their celebration.

Tyrants - take notice! The cradle of civilization is now a cradle of liberty. The ancient rivers of Mesopotamia are whispering a new song to all that will listen. Their waters had long been filled with tears of sorrow and despair. Now, they flow with tears of joy, proclaiming a message of hope to all who have ventured from their banks.

The people of Iraq have inspired us with their courage and perseverance, and we are duty-bound to stand by them in their quest for freedom and democracy.