Iraq Election ~ an Overwhelming Success
And noted by some of the American troops and civilian Iraqis today - children everywhere playing soccer and people merrily strolling the streets with their purpled fingers feeling safe, happy and optimistic - a rare thing in the lives of Iraqis over the last 30 years.
While there is still much to do and challenges ahead, for all involved, today was Iraq's day and we should be very happy for them and their future in the free world.
From Omar at Iraq the Model: "From what we saw, people feel safer walking to the voting centers this time; many of them were carrying Iraqi flags. There are no cars moving on the streets except for those of the police and army and of course there are children, lots of them playing soccer on the empty streets."