Thursday, February 03, 2005

Iraq Elections

Refering to the Iraqi Election this past weekend, David Brooks (NY Times) put it best:

"In fact, these are a people who voted at higher rates in the face of death than we do in the face of inconvenience. These are a people who have used the campaign as a process of therapy and self-education. These people have just built the most democratic government in the Arab world."

They all knew very well that they may not come back from the polls alive, but an amazing 72% of those who could voted. We're excited when we get 50% and no one is threatning to kill us! It seems that even though the Iraqis have never experienced freedom, they understand it better than us.


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