No-one seems to have brought this up yet so I thought I would. Usual lazy sunday afternoon, but been glued to sky +bbc news most of the day, watching the news about the elections. Question to the forum: Is the success (so-far) of the Iraqi elections vidication of the invasion overall, regardless of pre-war reasons stated (i.e. those pesky WMD's)? Will the large voter turn-out, even larger than expected in some sunni areas, provide an example to the rest of the middle east? Will it ease some anit-american feelings amongst the rest of the world? What effect, if any, will it have on the palestine issue? Iran? N Korea?