Friday, January 14, 2005

Baby Steps: This was reported being heard in a Baghdad cafe among Iraqis.

"It's one of my wishes to die at the gate of the polling station," he said, a gesture that was self-consciously dramatic. "I want to be a martyr for the ballot box."
Someday, maybe, Middle Eastern culture will evolve to where you don't have to kill yourself to show your support for something. But at least some Iraqis are willing to die for something good. Regardless, it seems most Iraqis are excited about the upcoming election and their newfound freedoms.


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