"Bin Laden knows nothing about Iraq; he is an extremist who lives in caves. He lost 75 percent of his support in Iraq by making everyone who votes in elections an infidel."
That's from a Reuters story about Iraqis not voting in next month's elections. Whatever one's attitude toward the invasion of Iraq–which I personally opposed–here's hoping the speaker above is correct, especially about Bin Laden's wavering support among Iraqis. A robust turnout, including a good showing by Sunnis, would be a great thing for Iraq and for the Middle East more generally, just as it was for Afghanistan. It will also make a U.S. withdrawal–or at least a reduction of forces–easier and quicker.
Whole story here.