Thursday, December 15, 2005

Just another day in the march towards freedom

Ten million eligible voters (2/3) went to the Iraqi polls today to elect their first full-time government since the fall of Sadaam:

"The high turnout was remarkable, considering curfews, bulked-up security, border closings, road closures and traffic bans across the country. In some cases, voters had to take long walks to get to polls. Many were seen happily thrusting their purple ink-stained fingers at photographers -- the colored fingers a symbol of Iraq's free elections." Story. [Picture courtesy of Rudy.]


At 12/15/2005 04:14:00 PM, Anonymous Rachel Maldonado said...

And yet in America we drag our feet to vote or even understand the political issues at hand during an election. I'm guilty of it too. I'm making myself a solid promise to really know the candidates and understand the issues next time I need to vote.


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