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Tinoire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:50 AM
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23. You "nattering nabobs of negativity"- the NED says yes!
Says all of us are "nattering nabobs" lol.


Iraqi Elections
By Peter Brookes Commentary
January 28, 2005

There are those out there -- and you know who you are -- more interested in seeing the Bush administration fail in Iraq than in seeing democracy succeed. Sorry, oracles of doom: You're about to be disappointed.

A just-released poll by the National Endowment for Democracy's highly respected International Republican Institute (IRI) suggests that Sunday's Iraqi elections will be much more successful than the nattering nabobs of negativity predict.


The survey also relates that: "Iraqis remain optimistic about the future of their country as they anticipate their first post-Saddam democratic elections." Some 52 percent said they think the country will be better off in six months. And 60 percent expect conditions to improve in a year. Even more (65 percent) are optimistic about Iraq five years out.


Just staging this national election will be a tremendous success in itself. The Iraqis are defiant in the face of the insurgency:


Now, this is all promising news, a ray of sunshine bursting through the dark clouds of the insurgency. (snip)


This is just a beginning. And despite the self-serving, misguided hopes of some that the U.S. and its partners fail-the Iraqis and the Coalition are likely to pull this darned election off.

(Peter Brookes, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense, is a senior fellow for national security affairs at The Heritage Foundation)
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