30 January, 2005

God bless Iraq

They're voting.

Two years later, they're voting, and the majority of the ones they show on television look pretty happy about it. I suspect that the ones they don't show on television are even happier. The turnout is respectable even in some Sunni cities, where the anti-democrats have waged a ruthless campaign of intimidation.

An awful lot of people who should know better have been on the wrong side of history for this event. A lot of them won't be satisfied even if the turnout were 90% throughout the country, but I hope we'll start to see something a lot of Westerners abandoned years ago: Hope.

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