Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

I have a feeling that Allawi will "win"

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU
 
bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:19 AM
Original message
I have a feeling that Allawi will "win"
I think all the arrangements are in place to produce a victory for Fat Man Allawi. And if he is "elected" it will be an even bigger sham election than the Baby Bush's selection in 2000. At least Bush had a base of grass roots support in the US. Where is Allawi's base of grass roots support in Iraq (outside of the Green Zone that is)? Does he have any kind of a following among rank and file Iraqis? Then we'll be told that the occupation is supported by the silent majority (that term will be resurrected from the Nixon years) and the neocons will claim vindication. Then, of course, the American troops will never leave.

If I thought this was a legitimate election I'd be rooting for the most radical Shiites to win, for no other reason than that they would order the American troops to immediately leave.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Demit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:45 AM
Response to Original message
1. well let's see... Allawi has spent $4 mil on his campaign, and
the other candidates have to talk to their followers in secret for fear of being killed. Yes, I think he will probably "win" too. What a perversion.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:53 AM
Response to Original message
2. They are not voting for one man. It's a counsel they are voting for.
He may be elected as a memeber of 200 some council persons.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
mermaid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 08:53 AM
Response to Original message
3. It Doesn't Really Matter
Teh U.S. will allow Iraq self-determination, and self-government, SO LONG AS the U.S. APPROVES of their choice.

If not, then we will just clean house again.

Our boys are gonne be there for a long, long time.

Folks, face it...Iraq IS Arabic for "Vietnam."
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 09:35 AM
Response to Original message
4. What do the British bookmakers say?
They bet on damn near everything.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Apr 20th 2014, 02:04 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (Through 2005) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC