Roger L. Simon

The Next Big Election...

… as we all know, will be in Iraq. The spin doctors are already hunkering down with their yarn, trying to figure out what constitutes a victory for democracy (how many Sunnis voted, how many Shiites, how religious, how secular, yadda yadda yadda). But instead of the spin doctors, it will be the Iraqis themselves who determine this–and there seems to be growing enthusiasm among them for the democratic process. Both Iraq the Model and the Washington Post are calling it that way, albeit on page 12. [Can’t you remember the first rule of journalism–no good news on page one!-ed. Sorry, I forgot. One of those senior moments.]