The Future Begins ...
The polls are open in Iraq. I must admit that I am excited about this. I didn't expect to be. But this is what it's all about. Capturing Saddam was great but that was about the past. This is about the future, the future of Iraq, the future of democracy in the Arab and Muslim regions of the world.
For all the ink spilled over the last U.S. presidential election this is the real deal, this is historic, this will be remembered, for better or worse, for a long time to come.
Update: I just saw an Iraqi woman vote on live television. In Iraq, women are voting and it is broadcast worldwide. Meanwhile, across the border in Saudi Arabia, a member of the royal family predicts that women will be allowed to vote in future elections. What a difference.