Thursday, December 15, 2005

Election Day In Iraq

Turn out was heavy, and there is no doubt that Bush will try to say this is a positive step.

Only when we see the results will we know if that is the case. The reality is, if the religious shia parties win a majority or even a plurality, we will be facing the creation of an Islamic state.

Is this what we invaded Iraq to create?


Update:

It may be close

Iraq's southern provinces -- the battleground between Islamist and secular Shi'ites -- produced a mixed picture.

The UIA, made up of the three Islamist Shi'ite parties, appeared to have retained a clear majority in its traditional strongholds.

In the holy city of Najaf, about 90 percent had voted for the Shi'ite Islamists and in the city of Hilla, 70 percent of those polled also said they had chosen the UIA.

But the Shi'ite bloc looked to command only about half the vote in Basra, Iraq's second largest city, in the south.


Since the Kurds will align with any party, as long as they are left alone, it could be the same Pro-Iranian, Shia religious party with the Kurds leading the new Iraq.






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2 comments:

Kar said...

Hasn't anyone seen the articles or interviews with people travelling 8-10 hrs.away just to vote which is somthing they have never been able to do freely before.....
I think that in itself says enough!

John said...

It is always good to see people eagre to vote (since so many in the US ignore that right). The hard truth is many are just voting for who they are told to vote for, and that may lead us to a nation that is strongly ties with Iran.

As a reminder, one of the false claime we used to justify this war was that Saddam has working ties with Bin Laden people. He didn't

Iran does, and an Iraq married t Iran will too.

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thanks for the comments