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Iraqi's vote with no violence

Post by Aaron on Sat Jan 31, 2009 12:13 pm

Independent elections in Iraq. Would anyone have thougth this possible even 2 years ago? Seems former President Bush's surge worked after all. The biggest question now is, will Barrack Obama admit it?

Iraq wraps up election with no major violence
By HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press Writer Hamza Hendawi, Associated Press Writer
7 mins ago

BAGHDAD Iraqis passed through security checkpoints and razor-wire cordons to vote Saturday in provincial elections that are considered a crucial test of the nation's stability as U.S. officials consider the pace of troop withdrawals.

Polls opened shortly after dawn after a step-by-step security clampdown across the country, including traffic bans in central Baghdad and other major cities and closure of border crossings and airports. Voting ended 11 hours later with no reports of major violence, though voters at some polling stations complained that their names did not appear on lists. Balloting was extended for one hour to accommodate voters.

Officials said counting would begin Sunday with preliminary results are not expected before Tuesday.

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Post by ziggy on Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:06 pm

Voting ended 11 hours later with no reports of major violence, though voters at some polling stations complained that their names did not appear on lists.

So would you not consider it some kind of violence if you went to vote and your name was not on the voter roles?
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Re: Iraqi's vote with no violence

Post by Aaron on Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:21 pm

How is that violence?
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Post by ziggy on Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:28 pm

Yes, as through this world I've wandered,
I've seen lots of funny men;
Some will rob you with a six-gun,
And some with a fountain pen.

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Post by Aaron on Sat Jan 31, 2009 1:35 pm

Seems you didn't read the article in your quest to quote a washed up communist Ziggy.

Iraq wraps up election with no major violence

You also didn't answer the question I ask either. Do you think such smoothly ran democratic elections would have been conceivable even 2 years ago?
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Post by ziggy on Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:38 pm

Voting ended 11 hours later with no reports of major violence, though voters at some polling stations complained that their names did not appear on lists.

So would you not consider it some kind of violence if you went to vote and your name was not on the voter roles?
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Post by ziggy on Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:41 pm

You also didn't answer the question I ask either. Do you think such smoothly ran democratic elections would have been conceivable even 2 years ago?

Why not? George W. Bush told us how well the Iraqi elections went in 2005. Should we doubt his word?
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Post by ziggy on Sat Jan 31, 2009 2:43 pm

(Aaron- Seems you didn't read the article in your quest to quote a washed up communist Ziggy.

So do you doubt that some people will rob people with a gun, and others will rob with a pen?
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Post by sodbuster on Sat Jan 31, 2009 3:17 pm

Well Aaron I hope you are right and the Sunnis and Shiites will skip hand in hand through the meadow when our troops leave.

And I hope it happens in the next 16 months like obama said during the campaign.

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Post by Aaron on Sat Jan 31, 2009 5:26 pm

No, I don't think they'll skip hand and hand in the sand. In fact, I'm suprised that these elections went as well as they did. That's why we'll still have troops in Iraq 8 years from now when Barrack Obama leaves office and hands Iraq off to the next President.
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