It’s election day in Iraq, and I’ve been reading a lot of stuff trying to figure out exactly what’s going on over there. There have been some attacks, and some are reporting decidedly uneven turn-out among different factions. But there are also reports of dancing in the streets and celebrations that democracy feels within Iraqis’ reach for the first time.
It’s probably a little of everything.
Ultimately, I think I’m going to go with Scott on this one; it’s probably too soon to make any calls about how the election went. One thing I will say with certainty is that I agree with Kofi Annan, who said today that “It’s a beginning, not an end.”