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  • Sunday, January 30, 2005

    Iraqi election watch

    Some notes from the "Iraqi election watch"

    A British military plane has crashed north of Baghdad. No details yet. UPDATE: The UK's Press Association newswire quoted military sources in Iraq as saying the transport plane rarely travels north of Baghdad.
    Polls to close an hour early in Iraq Nobody is saying why.
    Al Jazeera reports one vote in Fallujah, and in Mosul US soldiers were seen driving around city blocks asking why residents were not voting.
    Various spinners are touting a figure of 72% turnout in the Iraqi election, calling it a "revolution." AP elaborates on the source of that factoid: Iraq voter turnout placed at 72 percent THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BAGHDAD, Iraq -- An Iraqi election official said Sunday that 72 percent of eligible Iraqi voters had turned out so far nationwide. The official, Adel al-Lami of the Independent Electoral Commission, offered no overall figures of the actual number of Iraqis who have voted to back up the claim.
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    At 1/30/2005 06:49:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    As usual AlJazz lies in its teeth. Looks like lots more than "one" voter in Fallujah.

    At 1/30/2005 07:26:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Iraqi Voting Disrupts News Reports of Bombings

    (2005-01-30) -- News reports of terrorist bombings in Iraq were marred Sunday by shocking graphic images of Iraqi "insurgents" voting by the millions in their first free democratic election.

    Despite reporters' hopes that a well-orchestrated barrage of mortar attacks and suicide bombings would put down the so-called 'freedom insurgency', hastily-formed battalions of rebels swarmed polling places to cast their ballots -- shattering the status quo and striking fear into the hearts of the leaders of the existing terror regime.

    Hopes for a return to the stability of tyranny waned as rank upon rank of Iraqi men and women filed out of precinct stations, each armed with the distinctive mark of the new freedom guerrillas -- an ink-stained index finger, which one former Ba'athist called "the evidence of their betrayal of 50 years of Iraqi tradition."

    Journalists struggled to put a positive spin on the day's events, but the video images of tyranny's traitors choosing a future of freedom overwhelmed the official story of bloodshed and mayhem.

    At 1/30/2005 07:42:00 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Tyranny's traitors? They are not faithful to tyranny? Huh?

    BTW, please ask Bush to stop supporting Islam Karimov. He boils people to death, and that is wrong.


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