Monday, January 31

Noteworthy Courage in Iraq

I think this quote from an elderly Iraqi woman says a lot about the attitude of the 8+ million people that came out to vote yesterday.

From CSM:
"Why should I be afraid?" asked Arifa Abed Mohamed, an elderly woman in a black abaya, who was first to vote at dawn on one Baghdad polling station. "I am afraid only from God."


Update: (More Courage)

From Reuters:
Samir Hassan, 32, who lost his leg in a car bomb blast in October, was determined to vote. "I would have crawled here if I had to. I don't want terrorists to kill other Iraqis like they tried to kill me. Today I am voting for peace," he said, leaning on his metal crutches, determination in his reddened eyes.