Skip to comments.The Good News from Iraq's Election Day
Posted on 02/01/2009 4:31:37 AM PST by TexasCajun
There are a lot of pitfalls in the path to Iraqi democracy. But they're getting the election part down. Today's voting to choose the leadership councils of 14 of the country's 18 provinces was orderly, safe and enthusiastic. As a reporter who's covered three before (not counting the one in 2002 in which Saddam claimed 100 percent support from 100 percent turnout), this election day lived up to its promise to show the best potential of Iraq. In any polling station you found thoughtful voters, like a distinguished architect or the relative of the Jordanian royal family, a retired Army officer, who now petitions for the preservation of the country's historic sites. The vote also showed the threats and echoes of the past, as displaced people struggled to get counted and some who've lost loved ones grappled with whether voting is worth it. And some of the novelty of past elections has been tempered by years of chaotic elected governments.
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Thanks for these wonderful photos.
God Bless our Military, President Bush, and every ally and Iraqi who has fought for Freedom.
.....Saddam is viewed by most of them as a heroic and impeccable figure and they believe and understand that everything that has happened in Iraq ever since his ouster has been catastrophic.......
This is the view of American Democrats, especially the black Congressional types who recently are in demand on the news. They all believe the fall of Saddam was money poorly spent
They should all be carrying signs that say just that!
He didn't mention our military, he didn't mention President Bush, but he DID thank the UN. What a total jerk!
The notion that Iraqi freedom or democracy(ugh!) is the constitutional responsibility of the U.S. is nuts. Not something that I care to celebrate or brag about.
Too bad so many people here either don’t care to vote or vote against freedom.
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