The photo of the Iraqi woman showing 2 fingers in a V, with one stained in purple ink, was poignant and summed it all up, causing slight cessation of breathing on my part. That says it all.
And then there's the rest. Media outlets claiming voters were dissuaded by insurgents, poor turnout due to insurgents, bad hair days due to insurgents. Actually, I made up the last one, but I wouldn't be surprised seeing something equally as absurd be reported as bona-fide truth beyond scrutiny. And then the DiD's (Democrats in Denial) that mouth they wouldn't want Saddam there, but have very very little good to say about our servicemen and women, the Iraqi security forces, and the bare bones will and desire for self determination of the Iraqi citizenry, nor do those naysaying elected officials have any real alternatives to offer. As an aside, I wonder how closely they actually represent their supposed and nominal constituencies with their anti-everything-Bush-is-trying-to-do rhetoric.
Even Iran had polling stations for Iraqis, the most of any country outside of Iraq. The Iraqi in Iran were encouraged to vote, that Allah desired them to vote. The fact that very select parties, namely those for a united Arab theocracy, were recommended was to be expected.