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Karenina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 06:45 AM
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1. Free and fair elections, yeah THAT'S the ticket
Democracy a la Bush Quotes from /

"In a darkened hall, candidates for Iraq's main Shia party sit listening to a turbaned cleric speaking into a microphone. They are being told how to campaign for the election without getting killed.
The instructions are simple - avoid public places and do not reveal your identity, the cleric advised.
Most candidates should stay at home as much as possible, he added."
--Jack Fairweather, explaining Bush's vision for the Middle East

"I will not be voting because it is a useless charade. Any clever person can see that this war and its expenditures would lead to a government that opposes the Americans.
--Salah Abrahim , who lives in the district of Baghdad populated primarily by Shia Muslims

"Who are these people? Where do they come from? Put yourself in my place, who would you vote for?"
--Yusrah Naif, a 52-year-old Shiite in Baghdad,

"I have no idea who these people are. We are all religious in Iraq but we want an honest, educated leader, not someone crying about what happened 2,000 years ago."
--Adil Guzzaz, 47, a Shiite who doesn't know any of the Iraqi candidates
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