Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by PartTimePongo, Dec 4, 2005.
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Why are you suprised? Of course they are going to vote as they are told, that's what they have always done. We are trying to give them democracy when they don't even know what it is!
The American stooge's memoirs as serialised in Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat have been a real joy to read especially the parts were he claimed that he never listened to or took orders from the Americans. Though Allawi may be the nearest thing to a proto-secualrist standing he isn't Iraqs great hope. His new best mates are your other favourite people the: Al Saud family.
Anyway it could have been worse, al Sistani could have issued a fatwa (religious opinion) declaring that all foreign troops had to leave after the election (as some other Arab news sources were speculating).
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