15 December 2005
Iraqis Choose Their Leaders
An Iraqi, with his ink-stained finger, smokes after casting his vote in Amman December 14, 2005. Iraqis abroad cast the first ballots in their country's election on Tuesday, two days before their compatriots vote for postwar Iraq's first full-term parliament.
15 Dec 2005 REUTERS/Ali Jarekji
I am rather surprised that hundreds haven't died today at the hands of suicide bombers. Is it possible that coverage of any such incidents has been censored? I doubt it, but the thought crossed my mind today. I stand and salute all of those in Iraq who have ink-stained fingers. They paid dearly to earn their right to vote and to choose their own government. Per President George Bush, only 30,000 Iraqis have died in this war, more or less. Look down at your hands George, they're stained a different color, whether you regret it or not.
Posted by IMA at 12/15/2005