Troops and the election

Here’s a US solider keeping an eye on things yesterday:

Obviously, without US troops (and those of our allies) there would have been no elections.

Here are Iraqi soldiers in line to vote on Monday…they voted early so that they’d all be ready and available to provide security for the general election:

Although American and Coalition troops won the right for Iraqis to vote, it’s going to be the Iraqi soldiers who have to win the right for Iraqis to live in peace and security. They’re going to have to win that battle every day. For years and years.

Both pics, and many, many more, are available on the DoD’s 2005 Iraqi Parliamentary Elections image page.