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October 15, 2005

61% Turnout For Iraqi Vote On Day Of Relative Peace

Five bombings, only three deaths reported, of Iraqi soldiers killed far from a polling place by a roadside bomb.

This won't be a magic bullet, but each stage of the political process drains support from the insurgency by simply making it that much more obvious that the new Iraqi government is here to stay.

Duly Noted-- The Dogs That Didn't Bark: James notes that no one at the Daily Kos seems to have heard the news that the vote was a great success.

And Oliver Willis, talking up chaos and violence and blackouts and failure just 48 hours ago, hasn't said a word about the election.

His only post today (after the success of the elections was known) is a typically empty burbling about the need for a new black leadership, something that can be written any day of the year.

It's the equivalent of saying "It sure would be nice to cure cancer in our lifetimes." Gee, ya think?

Okay, in fairness, I didn't know the Several-Thousand Man March was held today. I remember sending Louis Farrakhan money for my tickets (I never miss it!) but never received them.

Still. Seems like there's a bigger and more surprising story than "Louis Farrakhan ill-serves the black community" today.


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