Wow, i'm surprised no one has started a thread about the Iraqi elections going off without a hitch. They are estimating that upwards of 8 million people voted out of the 14 million registered Iraqis. While there were a few attacks only a couple dozen were killed and 71 wounded. This was a far cry from the "rivers of blood" that the insurgents vowed. Now hopefully the insurgency will die down because they will realize that the Iraqi's want freedom and democracy and their brutal tactics no longer work. http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/meast/01/30/iraq.main/index.html It was a great day for freedom and democracy in the world and hopefully this great institution will spread throughout the middle east and help stop the spread of islamofascism.