Bye bye, Abu, bye bye. . .
Iraqis vote on constitutionWhat was even more amazing was listening to the BBC reporter. So infectious was the general mood of the people he spoke to, even he couldn’t help being upbeat. Match that with the bravery and stoicism of his interviewees, who likened the current terror toll to a Western country's road toll, and all generally asserting that they were no worse off than when under Saddam, and for freedom, this was a price well worth paying. . .
IRAQIS flowed to the polls in an historic referendum today, with up to 15 million voters set to decide on a controversial new post-Saddam Hussein constitution backers hope will unite the country.
Amid intense security, including a ban on all traffic, and despite a handful of small-arms and mortar attacks, voters headed on foot to polling stations across Baghdad as they opened at 7am (2pm AEST).
We’re doing a good thing here; it’s rather made my day.