Meanwhile, Back in Iraq…


With 10 days to go before the big vote on Iraq's constitution, surveys show:

…recent polling shows widespread support for a new Iraqi constitution to be voted on Oct. 15, even in strongholds of Sunni Arab groups that are fighting to derail the charter….

The poll of 3,625 Iraqis, conducted Sept. 14 to 19, showed 79 percent in favor of the draft constitution and 8 percent opposed. The remainder did not respond.

A high percentage of respondents said they intended to vote and that the level of violence likely would be reduced after the referendum….

Whole Reuters account, via Wash Times, here.

One possible outcome of a big vote in favor of the constitution: A quicker U.S. troop withdrawal. Or not.