Bush says in his radio speech that "violence will not end with the election" in Iraq.
Given that the election is likely to be of no ultimate value whatsoever, given that it cannot be seen as representing all or even the majority of the Iraqi people, it's a tragic shame that is costing lives every day that it's even proceeding. It is meaningless.
Bush also said that "Over the past year, the world has seen successful elections in Afghanistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, Georgia, Ukraine and the Palestinian territories." He's not clever enough or ironic enough to leave out the USA, but it's certainly an interesting omission to those of us who fear the US is on a fast declining slope to disaster.