A friend who is in Iraq with the National Guard training Iraqi security forces writes from Ramadi:
It is exciting to be here, especially right now on the cusp of the elections. Our Iraqi unit, along with all other ISF [Iraqi Security Forces] in the Ramadi area, voted yesterday, because they have to be available on election day for security. It was inspiring to see the policemen and soldiers coming in to vote. This was not a forced march of compliant soldiers doing their duty. They were genuinely excited about this event.
Just as freedom-loving Americans should be.