Ed Driscoll

"We Got Our Purple Fingers!"

Pajamas Media has exclusive live blogging from the Iraqi elections.

Co-Maximum Pajamahadeen Roger L. Simon writes:

Omar and Mohammed of Iraq the Model have done a remarkable job lining up reporters in eight provinces for PJM: Erbil, Kirkuk, Mosul, Babil, Najaf, Kerbala, Samawa, Basra as well as Baghdad of course. For those of you who don’t know, the newspapers have been closed in Iraq for security reasons. Some of their reporters will be working for Pajamas Media. A translator has been hired to translate their material from Arabic into English. Omar and Mohammed have the first (Reynolds blessed) Sonys sent to bloggers in the field by PJMedia. Several of the reporters will have rented cameras. We have no idea what we are going to get. This is an experiment.
As for the subject of all of this new, new media attention, VodkaPundit adds:
The election won’t be perfect. It might not even be good. But they are trying.

We’re doing what we can, but in the end it’s up to them.

Wish them luck.

Like Roger says, purple (at least in spirit) fingers are crossed.