Iraq election declared 'success'

Let’s hope that Sunnis will also be happy with the new assembly. Importantly:

Electoral officials estimated that up to eight million Iraqis voted – more than 60% of those registered.

Some other sources are giving figures as high as 72%

7 thoughts on “Iraq election declared 'success'”

  1. Did you see the Robert Fisk article in the Independent (England)? Essentially his point was
    the elections are a joke – only 20% of Sunnis voted, nobody knew the names or the policies
    of the candidates they were voting for, they were not voting for a government that will
    have any power at all. Meanwhile, they keep on dying.
    by the way, whatever happened with john gray? did they go through with sueing you?

  2. News Item
    Samara, Ohio — Today the bandages came off and Missy Potamia’s family got to see the 13-year-old’s reconstructed face for the first time. Two years after an unfortunate misunderstanding when she tried to deposit money at her local bank, extensive surgery has undone broken cartilage, smashed cheekbones and shattered teeth.

    Her mother was delighted.

    “To tell the truth, Missy was always a plain child. Her big blobby nose and buck teeth were a real drawback, but we could never have afforded braces, let alone plastic surgery. Fortunately, the bank’s insurance paid for it, and since her face was so totally ruined, it gave us a chance to give her the look she always wanted.”

    Bank security guard George W. Bush declared that Missy’s beautiful new face vindicated his own actions two years ago.

    “Even though it appears she wasn’t actually trying to rob the bank,” Bush said, “it’s now clear that I still did the right thing in taking prompt action with that baseball bat.”

    Bush’s contract with the bank has recently been renewed for another four years.

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