U.S. Troops Await Tuesday’s Election Results
November 4, 2008
As the United States presidential election passed on Tuesday, U.S. soldiers played out the waiting time by watching sports on TVs during breakfast. Many soldiers had sent in absentee ballots months in advance and were finally going to hear the verdict.
Sgt. James Fowler of Fresno, California, stated that the votes are split between McCain and Obama, but far from evenly. “I am outnumbered 10-to-1,” he said. Fowler voted for Obama in hopes that he holds up his promise of pulling troops out of Iraq within 16 months. “At least he’s given us a timeline.” Most of the troops, as well as the officers and senior noncommissioned officers, voted for McCain.
Baghdad residents were anxious about the elections and the fate of the troops’ mission but realize that the policies of the U.S. will not change completely overnight.
“We don’t have freedom, we don’t have independence. Our wealth is not under our control. We are not happy now,” Mohammed al-Tamimi, resident of Baghdad, said.
Capt. Jared Just, an officer stationed in Iraq, wisely stated that whatever the result of the election is, “it won’t really change the course of things in Iraq that much.”
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