Sunday, October 16, 2005

Some Good News Out of Iraq

The turnout today for Iraq's referendum on the new constitution is being estimated at more than 50%. That an extremely high turnout for a country where people literally have to risk their lives to exercise their right to vote. How many of us would risk our lives in a similar situation? Think about that the next time you decide voting is too burdensome.

There was also little violence compared to the election in January. That's another good sign. The process is working, and although it hasn't gone as smoothly as we hoped, we must follow through.

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