THE MOOSE ON IRAQ….Marshall Wittman on the Iraqi elections:

We should not fall victim to either sour pessimism or irrational exuberance.

That’s exactly right. It’s not clear that the fundamental ground rules of the insurgency have been changed much by the election, but at the same time, the immediate success of the election itself is good news no matter what.

The rest of his post is right on target too.