Sunday, January 30, 2005

Iraqis: the Journey Begins

Numbers: 60% of registered Iraqi voters did vote, amidst dire threats to their lives. 60% was also the U.S. turn-out of registered voters at the last presidential elections.

If you only read one blog entry this year, read this one, from Iraqi Men who live through the daily Iraqi struggle, and participated in the elections.
I couldn't think of a scene more beautiful than that. From the early hours of the morning, People filled the street to the voting center in my neighborhood; youths, elders, women and men. Women's turn out was higher by the way. And by 11 am the boxes where I live were almost full! Anyone watching that scene cannot but have tears of happiness, hope, pride and triumph.
Iraqi Elections coverage from French News Outlets:Here's to hopes of a free, independent, thriving, unified Muslim State. Through their struggle and accomplishments Iraqis have earned the right to be the proudest nation on the planet.

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