Looks like the elections in Iraq are a unqualified success. Reuters reported earlier that they had 72% turnout. Astonishing. I heard a report an hour ago or so that 36 Iraqis had been killed by suicide bombers. While terrible, that is just an average day for Iraq. Cautious optimism is the call.
The Washington Post has the tragic story of a popular Army platoon leader felled by a sniper's bullet as he encouraged Iraqis to vote. Pulitzer material.