As the Iraqis go out to vote today (see Washington Post for overview regarding high turnout), it is good to see stories that are supportive of our country, our military, and the work that we are doing abroad. First, is a wonderful report by Matt Pottinger in OpinionJournal, who gave up his Wall Street Journal career to join the Marines at the age of 31. This required considerable resolve, because he had to work himself into shape to just get admitted. He tells of how his experiences as a reporter abroad, especially in China, led towards this decision, and of how he views the United States in the world. Great piece. Another entry is by a reporter from Fairbanks Alaska who is embedded with troops in Mosul. She sees how much of the work the troops do is working with the locals. Comment at Vodkapundit.