Monday, January 31, 2005

 

POST ELECTION DAY – IRAQ

1 January 2005
POST ELECTION DAY – IRAQ
To quote Simon Le Bon, singing the song ‘Election Day’ from Arcadia’s long underrated ‘So red the rose’ album, "…Maximum big surprise, your smile is something new’.
Well, despite killing more than 37 innocents, the ‘insurgents’ failed to dissuade Iraqis that the election should be avoided. However they continue to post hysterical warnings, such as from the Zarqawi threatening: "For the last time, we warn that [Sunday] will be bloody for the Christians and Jews and their mercenaries and whoever takes part in the [election] game of America and Allawi."
http://www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Defiant-Iraqis-brave-the-bombers/2005/01/30/1107020265345.html . Hey Zarqawi, haven’t you forgotten the Buddhists, the Hindus and Sikhs, Aethists and Agnostics that oppose what you are doing!

Despite this, the body administering the elections that the national turnout could be over 70 percent.

The Shia’s spiritual leader, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, congratulated Iraqis on turning out.

GW, said the obvious: "In great numbers and under great risk, Iraqis have shown their commitment to democracy. By participating in free elections, the Iraqi people have firmly rejected the anti-democratic ideology of the terrorists".
A synopsis of major and significant world leaders comments can be read here:
http://www.smh.com.au/news/After-Saddam/Fear-and-hope-leaders-praise-Iraq-vote/2005/01/31/1107020295971.html




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