Monday, January 31, 2005

The Morning After the Party

So, it's back to sobering reality -- this article, "What I Heard About Iraq" has been making the rounds, outlining all the lies we were told all along about the Iraq War. Don't get me wrong; I'm still happy the election yesterday went well, but let's see how those enthusiastic blue-fingered voters feel when it gets down to the nuts and bolts of putting that country together. However important the election was symbolically, nothing concrete has changed yet. All of the problems that were there a couple of days ago are still there, and they aren't going to be solved easily or quickly.

Celebrating democracy is easy; making it work is the hard part.

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