Even if the deficit limit has increased, and the Afghanistan situation has deteriorated, the unemployment rate is getting worse, and many Americans just realized that a lot of terrorists from Gitmo were released so they can bomb us later, good news has finally arrived. Americans should take cheer that the Iraq war has been a huge success, with casualties at an all-time low and the Iraqi people taking part in peaceful election processes.
National Public Radio (NPR) had announced last February that the Iraqis have been voting with few disturbances, and–even more exciting–the radically Islamic militant parties are losing. Although there are reports that some portions of the Iraqi populace have not been able to vote, things seem to be going along swimmingly, with 51% of the population voting in their parliamentary elections. When held in comparison with our voter turnout (about 37% for congressional elections), the news is incredibly exciting: if Iraq continues on this path and extends the voting to all portions of the nation, we could be seeing another functional democratic republic within the Middle East. Israel will not be alone. (more…)