Monday, December 26, 2005

Iraq Election Update

You won't read it in the American press because it takes more than a sound-bite and a 3rd-grade education to follow the story line....but the dramatic aftermath of the Iraqi National Election earlier this month continues to unfold.

The best summary to be found anywhere can be found at Iraq the Model. His report is encouraging in the sense that both the winners and losers are working hard to keep the peace as they haggle over the future government like they would over the purchase of a carpet. The Middle East clearly has a cultural dynamic with its own unique style and flair.

Those of us who are not part of that culture should be patient as this seeming brinkmanship moves slowly along to what we all hope will be a peaceful conclusion, satisfactory to all...except, of course, the insurgents.

You can find my previous post on this subject here.