The Iraqi people have been through hell the last three years. Before that, the endured a quarter century of totalitarian hell. And before that... well, things have pretty much always sucked in Mesopatamia.
Despite all that, Iraqis are going to the polls. They're voting. Despite everything, they're putting their faith in an untried system.
The election won't be perfect. It might not even be good. But they are trying.
We're doing what we can, but in the end it's up to them.
Wish them luck.