From the first reports after the polls closed, the Iraqi elections were a success. People turned out in good numbers, and terror killings were restricted to a few suicide bombers who didn't even chase away the voters they were attacking. All in all, a good day for democracy. If this can translate into motivation for the Iraqis to stand up and fight as part of the new Iraqi armed forces and police, it bodes well for the whole region, and the world at large. Look for disappointment from Rather and Jennings when they report on Monday night. They went over there to cover the Iraqi version of the "tet" offensive, or so it seemed to this viewer. Brian Williams was a bright spot, seeming to follow my advice about not being afraid to report positive news as well. No-one knows how this will all turn out, but it just keeps striking me how the Bush people set a goal, and then they accomplish it, even with the myriad setbacks that Iraq has provided. I feel the momentum turning in favor of the President's strategy in foreign policy. History was made again today, and history will remember this President as a huge figure, particularly because of his bold leadership against domestic opposition. If this is as dramatic a turning point in world history as it has been for Iraq's, Joe Lieberman may be the only Democrat standing on the right side of history in this debate.