Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Birth of a Democracy

Thank you, to the men and women of the United States of America's military for giving the people of Iraq the chance at democracy. This is an exciting thing for the Iraqis and to those who helped make it happen. As an American, I can only imagine what it must have been like when our own country took it's first steps.

Turnout Strong for Iraq Parliamentary Vote

By BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press Writer 1 hour, 23 minutes ago
BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis voted Thursday in one of the largest and freest elections in the Arab world, with strong turnout reported in Sunni areas and even a shortage of ballots in some precincts. Several explosions rocked Baghdad throughout the day, but the level of violence was low.

The heavy participation in the parliamentary voting by the Sunnis, who had shunned balloting last January, bolstered U.S. hopes of calming the insurgency enough to begin withdrawing its troops next year.

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