More words from Iraqis
"Crowds and crowds of people started walking in at 730am on a Friday morning. It was simply beautiful. Families singing and clapping as they made their way through. I cant describe the feelings of jubilation."
See the rest of her experience and a picture of her badge of courage here:
The Mark of Freedom
"Tomorrow my heart will race my hand to the box. Tomorrow I'll race even the sun to the voting centre, my Ka'aba and my Mecca. I'm so excited and so happy that I can't even feel the fear I though I would have at this time.
I can't wait until tomorrow."
Ali very eloquently talks about his feelings here:
"Tomorrow will be a historic day in the Middle East and the whole world generally. I think the Iraqi elections are now as famous as the American elections back in November."
Kurdo has great debates and great pictures on his blog here:
That is just a glimpse. There's more and it is edifying. I am heartened to see the furious debate amongst the Kurds now - as it seems many Kurds had decided not to vote until recently.
Do we realize how HUGE this is??!! I do! Send some positive waves to the freedom loving Iraqis - they deserve all the good prayers we have to offer. They deserve our admiration and our gratitude for stepping up to the plate in the dangerous situation they find themselves in. It is no small thing.