Spend 2 or 3 minutes viewing this slide show on Yahoo. The photos will make the election more real to you.
The RealClearPolitics blog pretty much sums up the significance of today's events:
"Forget about politics for a minute. You're either moved by the pictures and news reports from Iraq or you aren't. You either believe what Iraqis are doing today is a courageous act of great significance or you don't. From an emotional standpoint there really isn't much of a middle ground."I'd say that's about right.