More on the Iraqi elections...
Yahoo! News - Iraqis May Extend Election Amid Violence
"Responding to a suggestion this week by Prime Minister Iyad Allawi that voting could be spread over two or three weeks, the Independent Electoral Commission said it would consider such a proposal if the government were to make it formally.
The Interior Ministry, which with its U.S. military allies faces a massive task to provide security at thousands of polling stations on Jan. 30, also endorsed Allawi's idea, saying voting over several days could reduce vulnerable lines in the streets."
This seems like a sensible plan. Don't delay the elections, extend the elections.