Voting is underway in Iraq. And, predictably, the fundamentalist "insurgents" are completely against it, making their point with numerous bombing attacks in Baghdad and elsewhere in the country.
Four different groups issued a joint statement, declaring the voting a "satanic project" and referring to the "so-called political process" several times. Well, what else are we going to call it?
Instead of a democratically elected government, these crackpots favor an Islamic state, dominated by the minority Sunnis. THAT certainly seems like a better idea, doesn't it?
It's taken too long, cost too much, and it's not over. But, we should recognize this event for what it is - an enormous step forward in the Arab world. I'm not a very religous person, but I am praying that this works.