Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Every purple finger....a bullet

"Every purple finger is a bullet in the chest of terrorism."
-Mohammed Al-Rehaief

Photo from Marie's Two Cents

Iraqi soldiers display their ink-stained fingers after casting their votes in the country's provincial elections in Najaf, Iraq.
Alaa Al-marjani-AP

A woman shows her ink-stained finger to her baby in a polling station in Kerbala, southwest of Baghdad, January 31, 2009.
REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed

John Bolton: Iraq's victory, Iran's loss

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Blogger Average American said...

Somehow it doesn't seem fair that after spending Billions of dollars and over 4200 American lives in Iraq, they have elections and do a much better job than Americans did. Where's the justice in that? They are to be congratulated for how far they have come, especially since the elections of 2005. Our military and our CIC can be proud of what they did to make this day happen too. It's just a shame that more people don't believe that.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 10:52:00 AM  
Blogger Karen Townsend said...

The story of a successful, peaceful election in Iraq gets me choked up. It is an amazing story and makes me so proud.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 2:30:00 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

This is the true legacy of Bush. Let's see if they can keep it.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 4:56:00 PM  
Blogger Z said...

I love that man's quote..how fantastic. Hadn't seen it.

Sparky, I couldn't help but feel like Average does....THEY had a fairer election than WE did? It almost makes me sick for US...I was wondering: We had ACORN, where was their COCOANUT, you know!?

I'm with Karen..it's a time of happy tears. "Here's to our soldiers who lost their lives and deserved to see this moment...let's hope they knew that moment would come ..." God bless them all. more tears.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 5:37:00 PM  
Blogger Chuck said...

Great quote. Dead on Shoprat.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 6:50:00 PM  
Blogger Average American said...

Iraqi bloggers give their impressions in an article for the New York Times. Follow this link for an exceptional read!


I've been reading "Last of Iraqis" for over a year now. He and the others are a great source of what the everyday people in Iraq are really thinking.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 11:09:00 PM  
Blogger The WordSmith from Nantucket said...


If you go to FA (linked in my post), you'll see that I linked to that in the comments section yesterday, as well as to Salam Pax' posts; I don't think either he or "Last of Iraqis" are exactly pro-American; they've been pretty harsh critics. Important to have their voices and perspectives heard, but they aren't generally people I agree with.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 7:01:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Not a word. Not a WORD of this in the DEM/MSM.


Wednesday, February 04, 2009 7:45:00 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

BZ's right. I haven't heard a word about this either, except on Fox News.

Walt walked in here with a purple finger the same day as the Iraqis voted and said "I voted!" It was some sort of plumber's goo he had been working with. :)

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 12:47:00 PM  

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