Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Thoughts on the Iraqi Election

Some parties in Iraq are suggesting irregularities in the Iraqi election. Now, the real test here will be not so much whether or not there were irregularities, but how the Iraqis handle the investigation. Additionally, do the parties trust the results of the investigation? If the answer is "yes" to both questions, then we're seeing Democracy take hold. It's essentially that all disputes be resolved in the political forums, not at gunpoint (or bombpoint, I suppose).

The article has a ray of significant hope, the Sunnis and Shia are uniting to contest the results, or at least talking about uniting. That's a significantly good sign in the right direction.

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