Today is the third time this year that the voters of Iraq are called to the polls in an important election.
Now, it's the new parliament under the new constitution that will be elected. And from this will be formed the first really sovereign government of the new Iraq.
It's encouraging that key Sunni groups that stayed away from the last election now seems to be participating.
But this is by no means the end of the state building efforts in Mesopotamia.
If succesful, it is at the best the end of the beginning.
Polls Open in Iraq As Danger Remains