Iraqis will go to the polls two weeks from today and approve a new constitution. Their ratification via referendum will be marked by sporadic violence on the part of the terrorist Baathist and Wahabist thugs who have much to fear in its passage. News coverage by the SoS media which are objective allies of the terrorists will focus on the sporadic violence and the fact that the tranzi orgs who specialize in the certification of elections which meet their approval will not be "approving" this election because they fear to send observers.
The handwringing and negativism on the part of the SoS media and the tranzis will have absolutely no impact on the Iraq's progress toward stability nor upon the Iraqi people but it does affect the possible extension of true representative democracy to Iran and Syria. I take it as a given that the US has never intended to invade either country because we have not taken the preliminary steps necessary to maintain a larger force within the ME. The increase in enlistment goals for the army amounts to two divisions - a 20% increase, admittedly, but hardly a sufficient number to occupy Iran even with two additional divisions being released from Iraq. If that assessment is correct, then the remaining military card that could be played is a sustained bombing campaign on Iran (similiar to Clinton's reduction of Serbia) coupled with open support for a Kurdish insurgency in Iran's north.
The question that I keep returning to is: "Can the tranzi orgs (including the UN) in alliance with the American media mount an effective campaign that would prevent the US from pursuing regime change in Syria and Iran? I'm interested in others thoughts on this.