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IRAQ VISIT – Vice President Dick Cheney visits the 9th Mechanized Infantry Division Headquarters at Taji Air Base to greet Iraqi troops and view tanks and armored vehicles they have refurbished into working fighting vehicles, Dec. 18, 2005. White House photo by David Bohrer Story
Cheney Visits Iraq, Officials Laud Historic Vote
WASHINGTON, Dec. 18, 2005 – Vice President Dick Cheney made a surprise visit to Iraq today to hail the country's successful Dec. 15 parliamentary election in which more than 70 percent of Iraqis -- 11 million-plus voters -- participated. Meanwhile, the vice president's wife, an historian, took to the airwaves today to provide historical context for the elections. Story
Polling Center Incident Shows Iraqis' Spirit
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2005 – The top U.S. military officer in Iraq said he knew Iraqi officials and security forces had matters well in hand in the days prior to the election. "Everywhere that I went, I left with the feeling that we were dealing with confident and competent Iraqi leaders who had this election under control," Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said during a satellite news conference with Pentagon reporters. Story
Elections Set Milestone for Iraqi Security Forces
BAGHDAD, Dec. 16, 2005 – Hundreds of thousands of Baghdad residents were able to vote mainly because of the security at polling stations provided by Iraqi security forces. Violence stayed at or below normal levels, said Maj. Ross Coffman, 4th Brigade Combat Team executive officer. Story
Sunni Turnout Substantial in Iraq Voting
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2005 – Sunni voter turnout in today's Iraqi election appeared much greater than it was during the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum, the top U.S. military officer in Iraq said today. Story
Iraqi Voters Flock to Polls Amid Tight Security
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2005 – Reports from Iraq's national parliamentary elections today indicate voter turnout was higher than the numbers seen for the Oct. 15 constitutional referendum, military officials here said today. Story
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Security Provides Confidence
RUSAFA, Iraq, Dec. 15, 2005 – "All the time and money you have spent training the Iraqi army, you harvest it today," Iraqi Army Maj. Gen. Mobdir Hatim Hothya al-Delemy told 3rd Infantry Division Commander Army Maj. Gen. William Webster following a tour of polling places today. Story | Photos
Iraqi-American: 'New Day for Iraq'
WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2005 – Today is "a new day for Iraq," regardless of who wins in the country's parliamentary elections, an Iraqi-American who emigrated here 12 years ago and became a U.S. citizen in 1995 said here today. Story
Election in Sadr City Goes Smoothly
SADR CITY, Iraq, Dec. 15, 2005 – Election day in Sadr City was a resounding success, with no incidents in the crowded area of 2.6 million people, 3rd Infantry Division officials said. Story
Iraqis Hold Peaceful Election Day
FORWARD OPERATING BASE LOYALTY, Iraq, Dec. 15, 2005 – Baghdad took on an air of celebration as the polls closed on this historic election day with little terrorist action. Story
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VOTER – An Iraqi woman flashes her finger which has been dipped in dye to show she cast her ballot at An Najaf, Iraq on Dec. 15, 2005. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Francisco V. Govea II
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