Today in Iraq

Iraq wraps up election with no major violence –
Kansas City Star

. . . More than 14,000 candidates, including about 3,900 women, are running for 440 seats on the influential councils in all of Iraq’s provinces except for the autonomous Kurdish region in the north and the province that includes oil-rich Kirkuk, where ethnic groups were unable to reach a power-sharing formula.

I was there during the first elections five years ago. Wow, time does fly! I am hopeful that this trend will continue. It would be wonderful to visit a restored Baghdad or Mosul someday.

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