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Rose Siding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 08:45 AM
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5. U.S. military too eager to help Iraqis vote -UN (Reuters)
UNITED NATIONS, Jan 26 (Reuters) - U.N. officials have had to discourage an "overenthusiastic" U.S. military from helping to get out the vote in Iraq before Sunday's election, the top U.N. electoral adviser said on Wednesday.

"The U.S. military has been extremely overenthusiastic in trying to help out with these elections," said Carina Perelli, who heads the U.N. Electoral Assistance Division.

"We have been basically saying that they should try to minimize their involvement as this is an Iraqi process," she told a news conference, adding that Iraq's election commission had delivered the same message.

A U.N. spokesman said later that Perelli "misspoke."

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N26525560.htm
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