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Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

It's Friday, which means it's time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™. Enter your best caption for the following picture:

An Iraqi woman flashes the 'V' sign in front of an Iraqi flag after casting her vote at a polling station in central Baghdad. Iraqis streamed to the polls amid relative peace in a legislative vote many hope will heal a nation wracked by sectarian conflict and bring minority Sunnis back into the political process.(AFP/Ali al-Saadi)


Winners will be announced Sunday.

Update: Winners announced. Click the link to read the winning entries. The contest is now closed.


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Comments (77)

I enjoy participating in th... (Below threshold)
Jim:

I enjoy participating in the Caption Contests, however this photo needs no caption. The photo says it all. Therefore my entry is: " ".

The sign of the purple fing... (Below threshold)
Taz:

The sign of the purple finger, so powerful it stops Democrats mouths.

it's not the stinky pinky b... (Below threshold)
anonymoose:

it's not the stinky pinky but peace works too

One notable difference betw... (Below threshold)

One notable difference between Iraqi and American culture is that what Americans consider to be the peace symbol means "Up Yours John Murtha" in Iraq.

Joe Biden showing his curre... (Below threshold)
edmcgon:

Joe Biden showing his current position on Iraq. DISCLAIMER: This position subject to change without notice.

America has its talking hea... (Below threshold)
Maggie:

America has its talking heads but here in Iraq we talk with our fingers.

"Iraqi Democracy is my anti... (Below threshold)
JimK:

"Iraqi Democracy is my anti-Democrat."

One picture is worth a thou... (Below threshold)
Maggie:

One picture is worth a thousand of Arianna's words.

Live long and prosper... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

Live long and prosper

Kevin,The winner is ... (Below threshold)
Bat One:

Kevin,
The winner is already prominently displayed in the picture.

Peace and Victory! Thank yo... (Below threshold)
NtvAmrcn:

Peace and Victory! Thank you America!

"We don't have that 'Dick' ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

"We don't have that 'Dick' to kick us around anymore".

"Uday, Qusay, and after the... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

"Uday, Qusay, and after the trial I'll be able to hold up a third finger."

One finger is for Republica... (Below threshold)
Steve:

One finger is for Republicans and one is for Democrats, guess which is which!

The difference between the ... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

The difference between the Left and Right view of Iraqi independence has always been obvious.

Hey Murtha...pull my finger... (Below threshold)
FormerHostage:

Hey Murtha...pull my finger.

" You know the pie is good ... (Below threshold)

" You know the pie is good when everybody wants to stick their finger in it."

"In Iraq, let your fingers ... (Below threshold)
Jim Armstrong:

"In Iraq, let your fingers do the talking!"

The Pro Choice Movement....... (Below threshold)
DaveD:

The Pro Choice Movement.........Iraqi style.

"The idea that we are going... (Below threshold)
Henry:

"The idea that we are going to win this war is an idea that unfortunately is just plain wrong."

Iraqi rebuttal to the Democ... (Below threshold)

Iraqi rebuttal to the Democrat Party's white flag

[doing your best Dick Nixon... (Below threshold)

[doing your best Dick Nixon]

"I am not a Democrat!"

purple finger: I voted!<br ... (Below threshold)
Chad:

purple finger: I voted!
plain finger: I'm a democrat
purple finger: go vote
plain finger: I already did......47 times

BBC News Flash: Tinky Wink... (Below threshold)
Tom:

BBC News Flash: Tinky Winky is given a clean bill of health by Iraqi physicians upon arrival at Baghdad International. Tinky Winky will act as an official international election observer during the process and will provide insightful commentary for the BBC’s three and under viewers on how to build a democracy from scratch.

This index finger brought t... (Below threshold)

This index finger brought to you by America. The middle finger is for France.

I question the timing of th... (Below threshold)
Veeshir:

I question the timing of this.

This letter V is brought to... (Below threshold)

This letter V is brought to you by the letter W.

W.

Like a cross to a vampire, ... (Below threshold)

Like a cross to a vampire, Democrats and the MSM recoiled at the sign of Iraqi freedom and the prospects of an American victory.

An Iraqi voter spots Sen. J... (Below threshold)

An Iraqi voter spots Sen. Joe Biden and after gesturing the old #1 finger , he flashes the victory sign to finish him off.

Hey, that's more ink than C... (Below threshold)
Guido:

Hey, that's more ink than Cindy Sheehan used at her book signing.

Jack Murtha didn't understa... (Below threshold)

Jack Murtha didn't understand how the Iraqis could stand there making shadow puppets in the face of defeat.

A variant of 'the shocker' ... (Below threshold)

A variant of 'the shocker' that offends only Democrats.

Baghdad (AFP): After being... (Below threshold)
FreakyBoy:

Baghdad (AFP): After being forced at gunpoint to vote, an Iraqi civilian holds up his bleeding fingers in a display of defiance against the illegal US occupation forces. The Americans sliced open the fingers of Iraqis with bowie knives to identify those that had voted. One Iraqi rebel exiting a polling location said that Bush has "misled them into democracy."

"The letter V is brought to... (Below threshold)

"The letter V is brought to you..." is the hands-down (0r up) winner.

One down, two to go....... (Below threshold)
Master Shake:

One down, two to go....

"Abu Bunny Foo FooI ... (Below threshold)

"Abu Bunny Foo Foo
I don't want to see you
Kidnapping the voters
And cutting off their heads."

Have to agree with the firs... (Below threshold)
Faith+1:

Have to agree with the first poster. Some pictures shouldn't be captioned. Let the picture stand on its own.

Iraq to Kos: "Screw you"</p... (Below threshold)
Chrees:

Iraq to Kos: "Screw you"

An Iraqi voter indicated ho... (Below threshold)
yetanotherjohn:

An Iraqi voter indicated how he positioned his fingers during an impromptu prostate exam of Howard Dean. Dean could not be reached for comment but was reported to have reacted with a scream.

Two Cheers for The Red, Whi... (Below threshold)

Two Cheers for The Red, White and New!

My country got blown to shi... (Below threshold)
MyPetGloat:

My country got blown to shit on bogus pretenses
and all I got was this lousy purple finger.

Mission Accomplished... (Below threshold)
Tommy:

Mission Accomplished

Wouldn't it have been aweso... (Below threshold)
jc:

Wouldn't it have been awesome if a purple-fingered Iraqi had given Joe Biden bunny ears during his photo op?

Or Saddam on trial?

Moments later the proud Ira... (Below threshold)
Yogurt:

Moments later the proud Iraqi retracted his index finger, saying "And this one is for you John Kerry!"

Sad news out of Iraq. The ... (Below threshold)

Sad news out of Iraq. The Baghdad Yellow Pages fingers were killed today by an IED shortly after casting it’s vote.

Today, boys and girls, Sesa... (Below threshold)
Dwight P:

Today, boys and girls, Sesame Street is brought to you by the letter V. V stands for Victory. Or, if you're a Democrat, it stands for Vacate the Premises.

What do you folks think of ... (Below threshold)
DM:

What do you folks think of Iraq's new national symbol?

(A: Iraqis ROCK!)

thats one finger to show i ... (Below threshold)
christopher aland:

thats one finger to show i voted, and one finger to the rest of you that doubted us.

After Laura Bush sold me th... (Below threshold)
seamus:

After Laura Bush sold me the dime bag, her legs were up in the air, kind of like this....

"The purple finger I proudl... (Below threshold)
jack:

"The purple finger I proudly show to George Bush. The other finger I proudly show to Howard Dean."

"I'll have TWO Happy... (Below threshold)
MjM:


"I'll have TWO Happy Meals!"

Iraqis Got Fingered... (Below threshold)

Iraqis Got Fingered

"Hey, even Iraqis can do Jo... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

"Hey, even Iraqis can do John Kerry Math!"

Pictured above is an eviden... (Below threshold)
tacitblue:

Pictured above is an evidence photo showing how Police and CSI finally identified the infamous Ramadi Smurf Molester.

Heard in the background...<... (Below threshold)

Heard in the background...

"Has anyone seen my Pepto Bismol bottle?"

"Officer: Senator Kennedy, ... (Below threshold)
Peter F.:

"Officer: Senator Kennedy, how many fingers am I holding up?"

BAGDAD PHOTO SHOWA... (Below threshold)
Rob:

BAGDAD PHOTO SHOW

Award: Blue Ribbon

Title: Hand of Peace

Photographer: Abdul-Shahid

Commentary: The hand, having the inked stains of the new democracy, was carefully held-up to the flag. Notice the Artist has positioned the peace sign such that it makes the five pointed star into a six pointed star. As the hand is certain to move, the five pointed star will remain intact: thus, the six pointed star is both transient and metaphorical. The photographer clearly is stating that through peace, the five and six pointed star can coexist. As such this photo is the ultimate symbol of the hope embodied in youth: a young democracies hope of both a political and spiritual future.

: "This proves what we've s... (Below threshold)
Guido:

: "This proves what we've said all along, these people are NOT ready for democracy. I mean, they don't even understand that 'QUAGMIRE' is spelled with a 'Q', not a 'V'!"

Hey John Kerry, here is wha... (Below threshold)
Greg:

Hey John Kerry, here is what a real V for valor looks like.

Zarqawi admits....yeah I us... (Below threshold)
Greg:

Zarqawi admits....yeah I used the wrong hand to wipe, and the sheep aren't only for eating.

Iraq, Paper (ballot), Sciss... (Below threshold)
Greg:

Iraq, Paper (ballot), Scissors;
It takes all three to win.

The Iraqi people give the i... (Below threshold)
RodgerH:

The Iraqi people give the insurgents (and democRATS) the finger.

My country got blown to shi... (Below threshold)

My country got blown to shit on bogus pretenses
and all I got was this lousy purple finger.

And this boys and girls, is what freedom really means to the moonbat left.

VW

An Iraqi jubilantly counts ... (Below threshold)
Lord Zoltar:

An Iraqi jubilantly counts the number of people who will still be getting their news from the MSM when this war is over.

The US military training of... (Below threshold)
frank:

The US military training of Iraqis is almost comlete...even the Sunnis have learned to give the Democrats the finger...

The number of Democrats re-... (Below threshold)
JAT0:

The number of Democrats re-elected in 2006!

Talk to the hand, Saddam!</... (Below threshold)

Talk to the hand, Saddam!

Allah...PEACE!!!!... (Below threshold)
JD:

Allah...PEACE!!!!....Akhbar

Q: Who won the Iraqi electi... (Below threshold)

Q: Who won the Iraqi election?
A: All of us.

An unidentified FREE Iraqi ... (Below threshold)
itismedavid:

An unidentified FREE Iraqi voter responds with the answer to how many positions John Kerry has on the historic Iraq election.

A proud Sunni admits... (Below threshold)
jack rudd:


A proud Sunni admits: "I voted against the new government before I voted for it.

On this historic day, Sadda... (Below threshold)
McCain:

On this historic day, Saddam gets the finger.

Mr. Bill elected President ... (Below threshold)
McCain:

Mr. Bill elected President of Iraq.

WIZBANG BREAKING: (Excerpt ... (Below threshold)
Rodney Dill:

WIZBANG BREAKING: (Excerpt from Pamphlet titled) Democrat Voting in Iraq
... iii - Two Fingers are alway required for voting in Iraq. The first is for dipping in an indelible dye to indicate that you have voted. The second is for telling Murtha, Sheehan, The French, and a cast of thousands of moonbats what they can do about it...

11 million Iraqi voters con... (Below threshold)
c:

11 million Iraqi voters confirm conventional wisdom:

Never pick a fight with fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel (especially if they use it by the fingertip).

*revised*11 Millio... (Below threshold)
c:

*revised*

11 Million Iraqi Voters Confirm Conventional Wisdom:

Never pick a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel (especially if they use it by the fingertip).

Update: <... (Below threshold)

Update: Winners announced. Click the link to read the winning entries. The contest is now closed.




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