I’ll leave the Iraqi election blogging to others who are following it much more closely. Clicked has a nice roundup of sources, and Back to Iraq has a good hour-by-hour first hand account of election day.
In other news you might miss what with all the Iraqi election coverage…
Inspector General finds CPA failed to account for $9 Billion given to Iraqi ministries during transition.
a US judge has ruled that the Gitmo prisoners have constitutional rights and can challenge their internment.
the U.N. has determined that whatever evil, vile war crimes are going on in Darfur, it’s not genocide (or at least, Sudan is not guilty of state-sponsored genocide). That's gotta be *so* reassuring to the hundreds of thousands of rape, murder & torture victims.
Teenagers indifferent to First Amendment Freedoms, study shows. Snip: “The original amendment to the Constitution is the cornerstone of the way of life in the United States, promising citizens the freedoms of religion, speech, press and assembly. Yet, when told of the exact text of the First Amendment, more than one in three high school students said it goes “too far” in the rights it guarantees. Only half of the students said newspapers should be allowed to publish freely without government approval of stories.”
Guess it's a good thing Faux News & co. feel the same way...