Our man in Baghdad, John Connly Walsh, has just filed an eyewitness report on Referendum Day in Iraq. A sampling:
The polls closed literally a minute ago. The people in charge of security today must be letting out an immense and very long sigh of great relief!
Just as I finished typing that sentence all hell broke loose! Heavy machine gun fire, nonstop AK fire, all of it from less than 200 yards north of us. I raced up to the roof with my M-5 along with one of my colleagues who has been here twice as long as I have. All I could hear him say was: “This is much worse than right after the last election.”
Read the piece in full here. It’s already posted for Monday.