"Iraq's Remarkable Election" in the Wall Street Journal
Iraq's Remarkable Election
Wall Street Journal, February 5, 2009, Opinion Section
by Kimberly and Frederick Kagan
"When the surge in Iraq began in January 2007, no one imagined that two years later Iraq would plan and conduct provincial elections with limited Coalition assistance and presence, that those elections would proceed smoothly and peacefully, and that the United Nations special envoy would be able to certify its legitimacy immediately. Nor could anyone have dreamt that the news story would be not the smoothness and peacefulness of the polling, but its results and the prospects they offer for political progress in Iraq."
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