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skjpm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:14 PM
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Why risk your life to vote when the American puppet is fixed to win?
It does seem to be asking a lot to encourage Iraqis to vote when their vote won't count anyway. What are the chances of anyone but Allawi winning? Or whover Bush wants in now? I'm going to be, well let's say, skeptical about the results. I can't see any reason I would walk across the street to vote in Iraq, let alone risk my life to vote.

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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:16 PM
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1. Because they probably think it truly is a *real* election....
Guess they haven't seen whats taken place in the US in 2000 and 04. Hell yes...the fix is in,Allawi will probably get 100% of the vote like SH did last time.
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skjpm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:19 PM
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2. And once Allawi is elected, everyone else is an insurgent
It will be easy to know who to kill next--just check the voter rolls. Did they check Allawi? No? Fire!
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Casandra Donating Member (270 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:22 PM
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3. One more tidbit..
Heard on CNN this morning, most Iraqis think they are voting for a President. They don't even know WHO or WHAT they are voting for. When told it was just a group of representative people <with no names available right now> they seemed more reluctant to vote. Can't say I'm surprised at learning this. What a joke this is!!
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:24 PM
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4. What.. isn't CNN over there doing exit polling?? Send Leslie Blitzer!!
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 12:24 PM by OneTwentyoNine
I'd love to see that live as bullets are screaming by and blasts can be heard. See how much in the way of gonads that Leslie really has.
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chefgirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:29 PM
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5. I read this on Riverbends blog
>> People in many areas are being told that if they dont vote- Sunnis and Shia alike- the food and supply rations we are supposed to get monthly will be cut off. Weve been getting these rations since the beginning of the nineties and for many families, its their main source of sustenance. What sort of democracy is it when you FORCE people to go vote for someone or another they dont want? <<

http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com /

I've been very skeptical about the polls I've been hearing that say 80% of Iraqis are expected to vote. Just didn't sound right to me, and then I read Riverbend's site, and it all made sense.

This election is going to be about as legitimate as our own was.

-chef-
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OneTwentyoNine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:37 PM
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6. "We've given up on democracy, security and even electricity."
"We've given up on democracy, security and even electricity. Just bring back the water."

How about the water gets shut off at the WH for eight days at a time?? My God.......
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Jim__ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:50 PM
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7. I wonder exactly how we are "encouraging" the Iraqis to vote
As a previous post says, Iraqis are being threatened if they don't vote. The resistance is threatening Iraqis if they vote. Our media report that, and I believe it. It's pathtetic that our "media" are not reporting on the things that were reported in the RiverBend blog. This country once had a free and honorable media. We don't anymore.
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dkofos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:53 PM
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8. No need
The Iraqi's could always pull a Ukraine.
Watch al-Sadr.
Wonder if they picked a color yet?
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