I haven't been writing about the Middle East and the Iraq War for awhile. I've been too busy with other things, but the news I see from there is still telling me there's a horrendous situation.
This weekend Iraq is voting on the Constitution that is hoped to establish the moderate democracy the neocons wanted to install there. Leading up to the vote has been a lot of bloodshed, violence, rancor, etc.
Iraq's constitution seems headed for passage (Associated Press, in the International Herald Tribune, October 16, 2005)
Rice optimistic about Iraq referendum Five U.S. soldiers killed in roadside bombing (Sunday, October 16, 2005; CNN.COM)