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  • IT'S ELECTRIC (U.S. troops describe a festive astmosphere across Iraq)

    12/15/2005 12:27:58 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 80 replies · 2,850+ views
    National Review ^ | 12-15-05 | W.Thomas Smith Jr.
    December 15, 2005, 8:27 a.m. It's Electric U.S. troops describe a festive atmosphere across Iraq. By W. Thomas Smith Jr. As Iraqis queue up at polling stations, some of the scenes look more like a series of regional block parties than what most Westerners would associate with an election day. Children can be seen waving flags or playing soccer. Adults are cheering, clapping hands, beating drums, singing, dancing, and waving at passing U.S. and Iraqi military vehicles. There simply seems to have been more energy in the run-up to this election than in previous ones. And why not? December 15,...