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There was something of a holiday atmosphere in many parts of the country. In normally traffic-choked Baghdad, children took advantage of a ban on cars to play soccer in the streets.
"How can we not vote? All of us here have always complained about being oppressed and not having a leader who represented us. Now is our chance," said Basra voter Abdul Hussein Nuri.
The last election in 2005 took place amid a raging Sunni insurgency and was followed by a surge in sectarian slaughter....
Originally posted by ZombieSlayer
reply to post by GradyPhilpott
I know if some country invaded mine and I looked outside and saw armed soldiers, tanks and aerial drones constantly buzzing overhead the last thing I would call it would be free. Especially when you look at the amount of civilians that have been killed. Freedom? Hah!