RUTBAH, Iraq – Dec. 15. Citizens of Rutbah line up to vote at a polling site with security provided by First LAR Marines and "War Pigs". Iraqis came out to the polls across the Sunni-dominated, Al Anbar province in Iraq, to exercise their rights.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these, are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed; that whenever any form of government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness." Thomas Jefferson
W/a bit of help from a 7.62, a War Pig and some guts behind it.
Photo by: Cpl. Ruben D. Maestre