20051216

Election Day

Today was a great day in history...
How do you men feel the elections today, (Thursday December 15, 2005) went down?


AubreyJ.

GIGotti78- Well my friend, to tell you the truth, I was not one bit surprised at the turn out with approximately 70% turning out to vote. What surprised me was the amount of Sunni Arabs that decided to exercise their right to vote. Not only that, but their reaction to reporters asking how they felt about voting. The vast majority felt very strongly about voting and for a lack of a better term felt bad for not exercising their right as a citizen back in January and October. That is a very good sign that all three major ethnic groups are participating. Also surprising was the lack of insurgent activity. In one of Iraq's finest hours, the insurgents did not try to darken the day but instead remained quiet. I can only hope that this trend of lessening violence will continue as the new Iraqi government takes effect and their security forces become stronger and more skillful.

Mr. Matt- I'm glad everything was quiet for the most part. Also, this country has taken a turn for the better as you can tell by the amounts that the voters have turned out to be from election to election. Quite honestly I'm looking foward to finally seeing this country on it's own 2 feet. (that means that I won't have to be here) :-) - - - I have a future at home not in Iraq.

12 comments:

AubreyJ said...

Thanks men...
Thanks a lot......
AubreyJ.........

gigotti said...

anytime my friend, anytime.

Kat said...

Good job and thanks for answering these questions for us back home.

Orikinla Osinachi. said...

"I have a future at home not in Iraq."
..................................

The sooner the better.
You would be safer at home.

Have a great Christmas!

God bless.

Peter Porcupine said...

Thanks for filling us in at home - there was little or no media coverage of these elections, and you validate the quick, hurried impression that the newsreaders left as they moved on to IMPORTANT news like Johnny Damon.

It tickles me that they sound so gloomy about Iraq having a 'coalition' government - I think that is WONDERFUL! It means that the Sunni, Shiites, and Kurds all turned out to vote, and will have to begin to work together.

Thank you for the work you do.

Porter Sr said...

I was wondering about your views on PTSD? (post tramatic stress disorder) I think thats what they call it.
I was also wondering if you and your battle buddies have it like I do?
I dont have PTSD in a bad manner,but I know I have it.

Jetting Through Life said...

Just wanted to stop by and say you have a great site!!

Empress Baggie said...

Thank you, Soldiers, for everything you do. We love you!

Daedalus said...

elections do not make a democracy- institutions make a democracy. iraq has a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong way to go... good luck.

prying1 said...

Hope you don't mind me answering Daedalus but I have to say that any loooooooooooooooong trip starts with the first step. Iraq has had 3 steps plus a few jumps in between.

I have to wonder if the terrorists are coming to the realization that they are no longer fighting the U.S. but are now fighting the Nation of Iraq. There is no way that bombing the peoples is going to endear terrorists to any nation. Except France and perhaps Spain...

jal said...

come on guys... wake up!!!
u mean to say u guys are fighting a legitimate battle? come on...
ok, saddam hussien is bad, but, us is real bad... i feel americans are being taken for a ride...pls wake up...
btw.. the nation of iraq is completely the iraqi peoples' business, not america's...

Carol said...

I'm a New Yorker and 9/11 volunteer, and just wanted to stop by and say "thank you".