The election of the First 275 Member Iraq National Assembly on Sunday, January 30, 2005 from any military and political perspective should be meet with respect. For in the beginning, the United States election only allowed white males with property to vote. It would be historically irrational and inhumane to expect the government and citizens of Iraq to have a government that matches modern democracies in a year or in several months or in twenty-four hour period. For the United States suffered formative years that were filled with internal conflicts, conflicts and wars with other nations, weak confederation, weak and developing political and military institutions, and was in need of aid by foreign powers constantly. The First 275 Member Iraq National Assembly now has two main objectives.
1) Elect a President and two deputies.
The President and two deputies must select a Prime Minister that will be responsible for the day to day operations of Iraq.
2) Draft a constitution by Monday, August 15, 2005 with a possible six-month extension.
The draft constitution should be presented to the citizens of Iraq in a referendum on Saturday, October 15, 2005. If the draft constitution is rejected, the First 275 Member Iraq National Assembly will be dissolved and a new one elected.
Even so, congratulations to the citizens of Iraq for voting in an environment of constant terrorist attacks. Congratulations to the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, British Armed Forces, Polish Armed Forces, Italian Armed Forces, Ukrainian Armed Forces, Netherland Armed Forces, Australian Armed Forces, Japan Armed Forces, Romanian Armed Forces, Thailand Armed Forces, Bulgarian Armed Forces, Denmark Armed Forces, Hungarian Armed Forces, Georgian Armed Forces, Azerbaijan Armed Forces, Mongolian Armed Forces, Portugal Armed Forces, Latvian Armed Forces, Slovakian Armed Forces, Czech Republic Armed Forces, Lithuania Armed Forces, New Zealand Armed Forces, Tanzania Armed Forces, Macedonia Armed Forces, and Moldova Armed Forces.
Only time and historians honestly can study and review the actions done in Iraq and determine the success and the failures.