Word has it a thousand Sunnis protested in Kirkuk this week that the election results were wrong. Until 20,000 Kurds showed up in a counter protest. Suddenly, the Sunnis all determined it was time to go home. After being in power for so long, I guess they just can’t seem to realize that they are a minority party here and in a democracy, that means you just don’t run the place any more. But the mere fact that is was largely peaceful is a great testimony to the work accomplished here.
This is not lost on some Americans, little ones in this case, that sent these letters. Proof positive are these three soldiers who came in for a new gunner’s protection kit. They didn’t last very long before dozing off….
With something of a government in place, power grid growing and business taking off here especially in the North, and the Iraqis are preparing to run a part of this base. It’s hard to believe how fast some things seem to be moving now.