Thursday, December 08, 2005

Sunni Vote

IWPR reports on the determination of Iraqi Sunni Arabs to vote despite what they insist are military operations designed to reduce their turnout. While I find that charge implausible, except perhaps for some militias, it has the same counterpoint effect to the Sunni aspirations as the threat of insurgent attacks did in the January elections, and those aspirations can only be considered a good sign. While the situation on the ground may be a stalemate, the political process has lurched steadily along, and combined with the possibility of negotiations following last month's Cairo Conference, the situation in Iraq might not be as hopeless as some would claim.


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