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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:34 PM
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In scarred Falluja many will ignore election
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FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqis in the city of Falluja, devastated by a U.S. assault on insurgents in November, say they are too bitter to vote in Sunday's election.

"This election is clearly an American game. We fear that the Americans, knowing that people here are not willing to vote, might force us to," said lawyer Abdul Latif al-Dulaimy, 50.

"This of course will make us hate them more. The streets of Falluja are still red with the blood of innocent people that they spilled in
November." snip

Most residents fled ahead of the battle, which left much of the city in ruins. Some have begun to return. But as elsewhere in Iraq's Sunni Arab heartland, most of them are suspicious of the polls and even those who want to vote are afraid to do so. snip

"I don't want to vote, I don't want to elect any of those faces that brought the Americans to our country," said Alaa Khaled, a Falluja grocery shop owner.

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geomon666 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:46 PM
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1. Wow. Doesn't that just say everything you need to know?
They know it's a farce and so do we.
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Hotdiggitydog Donating Member (190 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:18 PM
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2. Under which pile of rubble are the voting booths?
Honestly, that place has been trashed. I doubt many Sunnis will be voting in Fallujah. They are too pissed off and it will be too dangerous.
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