What if the Iraqis held elections and nobody died -- or even got hurt?
Iraq had peaceful multi-party elections.
Let me repeat: Iraq had peaceful multi-party elections today!
For the first time in Middle East history, one-third of the candidates were women!
Yes, women running for office in the new Iraq!
Today, millions of Iraqis showed up to vote:
"Overall, more than 14,000 Iraqi candidates, including almost 4,000 women, are running for approximately 440 provincial council seats in 14 of Iraq's 18 provinces.
According to Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission, which is in charge of conducting the election, 15 million Iraqis are registered to vote."
Captain Ed has an update:
"Iraqis go to the polling booth today in their first provincial elections in the post-Saddam era.
The BBC reports that while the Iraqis have put tight security measures in place and mortars have hit occasionally, a festive mood has broken out in Iraq.
Turnout appears heavy, especially among the Sunni"
Like any new democracy, Iraq will have its ups and downs, disappointments, highs and lows.
Today, we salute the Iraqi people for showing up.
We cheer that women are voting and running in the Middle East.
Last, but not least, we salute the wonderful US, UK and other coalition soldiers who made all of this possible.
What a historic day.
Would any of this have happened if we had listened to Obama, Pelosi and the Democrats in 2006?
We know the answer. This is why the Dems will be in "mute mode" all weekend about the amazing events in Iraq!
It's a shame that the Dems have to be quiet about today's election in Iraq. It's even more remarkable that the party of "diversity" can not enjoy this amazing day for women in Iraq!