Iraq Vote

If the turnout reports are accurate (i.e. not propaganda) this is a great day for Iraq and for all of us. Congratulations to the Iraqis!

On the other hand, I’m a bit concerned by the early turnout reports. Somehow the American mainstream media’s crowing about massive turnout reminds me of the story of the JFK “Oswald did it” assassination headline running an hour before the assassination.

“In the heart of the so-called Sunni triangle, a total of just 300 ballots were cast in the town of Al-Ramadi, many of them by police officers and soldiers.”

I love some of the headlines, like Bush critics admit turnout triumph, and High turnout a win for White House.