More ballots, more bombs

By Tim Grieve

Published January 31, 2005 2:43PM (EST)

The Bush administration will be working hard today to explain how the Iraqi election exceeded the low expectations it set for it. Whatever the truth in the spin, it's hard to quarrel with the courage shown by some of the Iraqis who made it to the polls. The most gripping story we've seen: this Washington Post account of how Iraqis stood in line to vote at a school even after a suicide attack killed five people there.

Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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