The Sunni insurgency is using the Iraq vote and the new Iraqi constitution as a tool to recruit more insurgents:
In public pronouncements, Sunni insurgent groups say they are committed to blocking the constitution, but figures with credible claims to contact with leaders of the bombers and gunmen say they may welcome a "Yes" vote, since it could push angry, disillusioned Sunnis to join their ranks.[Reuters]
"We will increase military operations against the U.S forces and the government to thwart the constitution and to prove its illegitimacy," said one militant nationalist, speaking on condition of anonymity, on Monday.
That and I heard an NPR item on today's Morning Edition about how the Iraqi middle class is now enjoying the right to cheap, widely accessible plastic fucking surgery.
Now that's progress. Sure, we may have the growing threat of insurgency, but our women will now have large silicone breasts and tiny European noses. Freedom is on the march!