February 13, 2005


Eight million, four hundred fifty-six thousand, two hundred and sixty six Iraqis voted January 30.

That's almost eight and a half million insurgents in the cause of democracy against Baathist and Islamist fascism.

Back in the day when the Democratic Party stood for something, this would have been a cause for rejoicing.

The good news? The Shiite list will need to form a coalition with the two other major parties.

One last point: scroll to the end of the article---apparently ABC News has forgotten that the United Kingdom is in NATO. Ooops.

Posted by Steve at February 13, 2005 03:34 PM

If you can go by these numbers, here in the US we had less than 50% of our eligible voters actually take the time to cast the vote. Lame.

In Iraq, amid the frightening prospect of take a bullet to the head or meet a homicide bomber and take the short trip to the next life, they ranked about 56.3%.

Perhaps we should modify our motto, "Land of the free and home of the brave" ?

Posted by: Paladin at February 13, 2005 07:18 PM
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