Monday, January 31, 2005

"A hundred names on the ballot are better than one, because it means that we are free."
Fadila Saleh, 37
"Under Saddam we were a people who were lost. Before, we were not able to talk to officials; they were just punching you, and kicking you. But now, with elections, we'll have good officials. We will know them, and they will know us."
Hachim Shahir, 83
"We thank the Americans for destroying the regime of Saddam, but often, they were not careful for the people; they did many wrong things. Now, we know what they are looking for. They are looking for oil, and military bases, and domination of the new regime. They will have their military headquarters for the region in Iraq, and when they will leave, nobody knows."
Ahmed Dujaily, 80

I just like those quotes from one of the New York Times' articles on the Iraq elections from today.

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