An election is always a good idea I think if:
1. It is an honest representation of the people
2. If there is no fraud
3. If it is done for the best interest of the country in which it is conducted.
Here's the problem. Occupation doesn't ensure democracy.
Even with the best intentions of the Iraqi people some of our tax dollars are going to bribe Iraqi officials. The Bush father and son are good at this. Bush Senior did this with Saddam in the matter of the Iran Contra affair. Rumsfeld actually met with Saddam and negotiated to thwart Iran.
The elections have been conducted for the purpose of continuing American presence in Iraq, not as the Iraqi people believe so that American troops will leave. They are being mislead because they think the elections will molify the Occupiers.
The goal stated by the New World Order is to take over the Middle East through US domination. These elections are the first step. Then, the building of the billion dollar American Embassy and more military bases so that Bush can strike Iran, then Syria.
The Iraqi people are the casualties.