Warm congratulations to the people of Iraq. Yesterday's election turnout was a heroic action. Millions of people voted, in a turnout dwarfing our own, against a ferocious terror campaign. We haven't seen anything quite like this since Solidarity in Poland and more recently the Orange Revolution in the Ukraine. But even there, the Soviets weren't blowing up market places and mosques. So this is, in a way, even more moving than the crumbling of the Soviet empire.
What the heck is the matter with our dysfunctional media? The Washington Post buried its coverage on page 22.