Congratulations to the Iraqi people who have shown amazing courage. Here's how the New York Times led off their article:
"After a slow start, voters turned out in very large numbers in Baghdad today, packing polling places and creating a party atmosphere in the streets as Iraqis here and nationwide turned out to cast ballots in the country's first free elections in 50 years."
Iraq is a part of our own War on Terror. The Iraqi elections are now rightfully seen to be a highly successful expression of defiance to al Qaeda and to the Baathist remnants. Their success is our success and what they have done today is worthy of admiration from everyone who loves justice.