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EDITORIAL HOPEFUL SIGN.

THEY risked death and injury to reach the polls in Iraq on Sunday. Some traveled for many miles, over treacherous land. They waited in long lines and endured physical searches for a chance to participate in a historic vote in their nascent democracy.

Although there was some violence, hope won the day with millions of Iraqis defying terrorist threats and taking to the polls. ``I am doing this because I love my country and I love the sons of my nation,'' one voter said proudly Sunday.

The election marks only the beginning of what is hoped to be the path to self-determination and Western-style democracy in the Middle East. As such, the winners in the vote were not just the popular candidates but everyone.

With their ink-stained fingers, Iraqis overwhelmingly endorsed stability and freedom, soundly rejecting the insurgents' violence and regressiveness.
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Date:Feb 1, 2005
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