This sounds like good news. They’ve extended voter registration in Iraq because of high demand — even in Sunni areas:

“Turnout was unbelievable and people were very enthusiastic, especially in Fallujah and Ramadi,” said Farid Ayar, an electoral commission spokesman in Baghdad. Those cities are Sunni insurgent bastions in Anbar province, which stretches west from Baghdad to the Syrian, Jordanian and Saudi borders.

I don’t think this guy is a shill for the Bush administration. The Oct. 15 referendum of the constitution is a hugely important for the future of democracy in Iraq. Glad to see there’s a lot of interest in voting.