Iraq Votes

I couldn’t be more delighted to see that the turnout in the Iraqi elections has amply exceeded the turnout in recent US elections (the SMH says 72%, though US papers were reporting slightly lower figures). For the sake of the Iraqi people, here’s hoping that a government with a serious democratic mandate is able to turn the tide of violence.

Today’s turnout figures also suggest that a recent proposal in the NYT – that the US determine its withdrawal date by a referendum of the Iraqi people – might be a sensible option.

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