(Not that finger, silly.)
I fell asleep last night just as the polls opened in Iraq, so I anxiously turned on the news at 6:30 this morning, with an hour and a half left until polls closed.
What an awesome thing to witness the joy of the Iraqi people given a voice in their own government. They know that they risk their lives by voting and carry the marks on their ink stained fingers, then proudly display those ink stained fingers to the world. Take that terrorists. I honestly don't know if I would be so brave. Today the people of Iraq spoke for themselves with their votes and their blogs:
Baghdad Dweller weighs in with, "Say it loud and clear: I am a Sunni, I am an Iraqi and I voted." Don't miss this shot at Al-Zarqawi.
Congratulations to all the people of Iraq. God Bless you for your courage and thank you for sharing your story with the world.
Update: Changed title of post and added first line. (I was stirring stuff on the stove and it just came to me, OK?)