Friday, December 23, 2005

Onward toward democracy!!

If you think everything in Iraq is going just plain swell:
Baghdad -- A coalition of more than 60 political parties threatened Thursday to boycott Iraq's new parliament and warned of a surge in violence if new elections were not held throughout the country.

The group, led by top Sunni Arab parties and the secular coalition led by former interim Prime Minister Ayad Allawi, issued a statement denouncing last Thursday's election as fraudulent and listing demands they said must be met before they would participate in the new legislature.

-- Via San Francisco Chronicle.


Blogger zen said...

"...Iraqis went to the polls to choose their own leaders -- a landmark day in the history of liberty. In coming weeks, the ballots will be counted, a new government formed and a people who suffered in tyranny for so long will become full members of the free world.

This election will not mean the end of violence. But it is the beginning of something new: constitutional democracy at the heart of the Middle East. "

12:33 PM  
Blogger copy editor said...

I think the exit strategy, the cut and run, has begun.

1:02 PM  
Blogger zen said...

One's perception is one's reality.

1:42 PM  
Blogger A Connecticut Yankee in King Beltran's Court said...

My mind was just blown.

1:50 PM  

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