The Iraqi people continue to demonstrate their commitment to democracy, and continue to exceed the dire predictions of the naysayers and armchair generals in Washington D.C.

We have witnessed the fall of a brutal dictator, followed by successful elections, the creation of a new constitution, and now the formation of an Iraqi cabinet to run a democratically elected government. This progress was unthinkable only three years ago, and must be unimaginable to the Congressional Cut-and-Run Caucus.

The people of Iraq should be congratulated, not dismissed as unable to enjoy the benefits of democracy and freedom.