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garybeck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 11:55 AM
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Huge demonstrations in Iraq - "elections were rigged"
can someone tell me why every other country in the world gives a shit when their elections are rigged, but when it happens here, everyone goes to sleep? Oh yeah, our media sucks.



Iraqis March, Say Elections Were Rigged By SINAN SALAHEDDIN, Associated Press Writer


BAGHDAD, Iraq - Large demonstrations broke out across the country Friday to denounce parliamentary elections that protesters say were rigged in favor of the main religious Shiite coalition.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051223/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq...
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Taguba Donating Member (43 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 12:05 PM
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1. Let Theocracy reign. Looks like we created Iran II .
And the pResident says he does not want those troops to have died in vein??? What a piece of shit.
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 12:10 PM
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2. protests staged by the coward Sadr or his sunni equivalents?
all these honking religious cowards/nuts did nothing to get rid of sadaam themselves
and now they are protesting elections staged by their "liberators".

my my there must be some irony in all this somewhere.

Msongs
www.msongs.com/political-shirts.htm
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 12:41 PM
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3. Who did the counting Diebold?.......
perhaps they had the pencil concession.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 03:58 PM
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4. Don't ask me, I thought we could get 100,000 out in the streets after
Nov '04 fo our Fight for Democracy Rally in Ohio.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 05:04 PM
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5. You know, the answer to "Don't dissent or the terrorists win"
is "If my vote isn't counted, the terrorists can HAVE IT."
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electropop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 06:47 PM
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6. If I can't dissent, the terrorists have already won.
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 09:16 PM
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8. I like that-the terrorists stole our votes. How true!
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 07:03 PM
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7. good coverage via BBC
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 09:37 PM
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9. Probably because other countries have media that actually report stories.
Edited on Fri Dec-23-05 09:37 PM by cyberpj
Us papers don't DO investigative journalism any more.

edited for grammar.



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Blue Shark Donating Member (225 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 10:00 PM
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10. It brings a tear to my eye...
...GWB HAS managed to bring American style "Democracy" to Iraq.
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lostexpectation Donating Member (312 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 10:48 PM
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12. rigged where, how and how many times
were they rigged by the fact their taking place under illegal occupation,in a country where the civil war is still on going, that there being orchestrated by the USA ambassadors, by the USA/oil corporations, by USA black ops, by USA Iraq exile cronies... i could go on down the line to the single iraqi voter?
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The Backlash Cometh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 10:37 PM
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11. They put us to shame.
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Einsteinia Donating Member (645 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-23-05 11:55 PM
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13. It's only news because the NEO-CONS evidently
didn't rig them. I understand that they didn't want the theocratic Shiites, but wanted the secular operatives instead.

The media is not working for us. Double entendre intended.


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