Remember the famous purple finger showing Iraqis had voted in their first election after Saddam's toppling?
Remember bloodthirsty jihadi thug Moqtada al-Sadar?
Remember what Muslims think of Communists?
Your eyes do not deceive you
That's a hijab-wearing member of Iraq's Communist Party
Where to begin? Start with Jason Ditz's overview for Anti-war.com of the earth-shaking turn of political events in Iraq. Then to an in-depth analysis at Moon of Alabama.
Now I must take a sip of sherry or maybe something stronger to recover from the amazing news.