Wednesday, February 02, 2005

After the triumphalism: The details on the Iraqi election are already coming out 

And God is in the details, right?

First, the Sunnis don't think so highly of the results:

(AP) - Iraq's leading Sunni Muslim clerics said Wednesday the country's landmark elections lacked legitimacy because large numbers of Sunnis did not participate in the balloting, which the religious leaders had asked them to boycott.
(via AP)

And speaking of legitimacy, it almost looks like the election officials were taking lessons from the Republicans in Florida and Ohio:

Iraqi officials have acknowledged voting problems, including a ballot shortage in Baghdad, Basra and Mosul, which have substantial Sunni populations and which also may have contributed to a low Sunni turnout.

Interesting, yes? Ballot shortages in big cities.... That might vote the "wrong" way...

Please refer all responses containing the words "tinfoil hat" to The Department of No! They Would Never Do That!

TROLL PROPHYLACTIC This takes nothing away from the courage of the Iraqis in voting, just as the votes stolen in Ohio and Florida take nothing away from the people who waited in lines for hours and hours to cast them.

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