Washed with the warm glow of a moral victory following the Iraqi Elections the neo-cons should remember that Islam can win in free and fair elections. A extremely well written article: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines05/0209-02.htm http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/story.jsp?story=609191 Summary below: Cricket is allowed but chess is "absolutely forbidden". Women may not shake hands with men. Music is permitted but only if it is not for enjoyment. Men cannot pray when wearing earrings. These are the views of the most powerful man in Iraq. After the US invasion, various American officials and generals believed they occupied this position. They turned out to be wrong. As the election victory of the Shias has confirmed, the most influential figure in Iraq, dressed in tattered gray robe and black turban, is Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.