By Judith MillerWriter/FOX News Contributor Iraq Al Qaeda Anbar province
Yes, Iraq could still fall victim to the ethnic, religious, and ideological splits that led to Saddam Hussein's dictatorship. But it is worth savoring this day after all the death and suffering on all sides, for these elections could represent more than what critics dismissed during the 2005 polls as a "purple-finger moment."
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Judith Miller, a Fox News contributor, is an award-winning writer and author, and an adjunct fellow at the Manhattan Institute. The author of several books, her latest is "The Story: A Reporter's Journey" (Simon & Schuster, April 7, 2015) now available in paperback. Follow her on Twitter @JMFreeSpeech.