Yesterday, the 30th of January, the first Iraqi election was held.
From the Kurdish north to the largely Shiite south, at thousands of polling stations, voters delivered a similar message: The elections represented their moment not only to seize the future, but also to reject a legacy of dictatorship and the bloodshed and hardship that have followed the U.S. invasion. – Source
My sincere congratulations to Iraq and it’s peoples. Whether or not this could have been done otherwise, I do not know. Regardless, it is positive to see such enthusiasm among the Iraqis. I hope the future is brighter from now on.