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Freedom's Fidelity

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Election.... Success!!

I walked forward to my station, cast my vote and then headed to the box, where I wanted to stand as long as I could, then I moved to mark my finger with ink, I dipped it deep as if I was poking the eyes of all the world's tyrants.

I put the paper in the box and with it, there were tears that I couldn't hold; I was trembling with joy and I felt like I wanted to hug the box but the supervisor smiled at me and said "brother, would you please move ahead, the people are waiting for their turn."

Yes brothers, proceed and fill the box!".

-Mohammed and Omar

I can barely hold my tears of joy myself. I'm so happy right now, despite threats on their lives the Iraqi people showed courage and defiance. They came out and let their voices be heard and by doing so honored the sacrifices made both by coalition soldiers and Iraqi police forces. The dancing the celebration, the resolve in the face of demons who have declared war on democracy that the people of Iraq showed should warm the heart of ANY freedom loving person.

More substantive thoughts forthcoming... but now lets just enjoy this remarkable day in history.


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