A successful election, as well as it could be expected anyway, has got to be giving the Dems and American news media heartburn today. A miniscule turnout would have fulfilled their wildest fantasies, but that is not going to be the case today:
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Iraqi elections are "going better than expected" Sunday, despite conflicting reports about the extent of voter turnout in areas plagued by intimidation and violence.
"Every indication is that the election in Iraq is going better than expected," Rice said on ABC's "This Week."
Rice praised the bravery of Iraqi voters and acknowledged "there are going to be many, many difficult days ahead."
"What we are seeing here is the emergence of an Iraqi voice of freedom," Rice said in the first response to the election from the Bush administration.
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