Today, the new Iraqi constitution became official, being ratified by a vote of the people there.
Now, whatever problems I may have with it and the direction that it takes Iraq, and I have blogged about them in the past, this is nevertheless a good day.
It is a good day because with any luck, it will get us closer to getting the heck out of there.
I don't even have a problem if the Bush administration declares it to mean that victory has been attained in order to get us out, so long as we get out, and today is not soon enough. Over 1900 American troops have lost their lives in what is ultimately a futile war against Muslim religious fanatics.
If the President finds a way to use this in order to get us the heck out of there, I will be only too happy to congratulate him.
But, I doubt if he will. But hope springs eternal.