Sago Boulevard

Sunday, October 16, 2005

They're Voting

Regardless of your politics and view of the Iraq War, the fact of even something resembling an election is a huge success. According to, about 15.5 million of Iraq's 26 million people were registered to vote.
"The success in this referendum, it isn't how many people are going to say 'yes' and how many people are going to say 'no,'" said Fareed Ayar, a spokesman for Iraq's Independent Electoral Commission. "The success is that all Iraqis ... found out that the polling station is the way to deal with the political problems in Iraq, to deal with the violence in Iraq."