Iraq Election Roundup

I’ve been out an about today and haven’t seen any television coverage of the Iraq election returns. From what I can garner from the major print media, though, turnout exceeded every reasonable expectation. That doesn’t mean that “democracy” is Iraq is necessarily a resounding success or that the insurgency is going to evaporate overnight. Still, so far so good.

Check out these New York Times headlines:


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    A trip around the Blogosphere (and yes, with a heavy dose of my blogroll, although not exclusively):

    From on the ground, Omar at Iraq the Model has post called “The People have won.” The money quote:I walked forward to my station, cast my vote an…

  2. Sortapundit says:

    Election Day Round-Up
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    Matt Yglesia…