Iraqi Election a Test of Bush's — and U.S. — Policy

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 An Iraqi man carries his elderly mother as she casts her vote. Reuters

An Iraqi man carries his elderly mother as she casts her vote in the northern city of Irbil. Millions of Iraqis flocked to vote Sunday, defying insurgents who staged several bloody attacks to disrupt the election. Reuters hide caption

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The election in Iraq is being seen as a test of President Bush's foreign policy, and the ability of the United States to institute a peaceful democracy after a violent overthrow of a country's leadership. Historian Philip Bobbitt teaches constitutional and international law at the University of Texas. He is the author of The Shield of Achilles: War, Peace, and the Course of History.



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