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Posted: 12/15/2005 4:18:15 PM EDT
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Up to 15 million Iraqis — including large numbers of Sunnis, who boycotted the January elections — voted in historic parliamentary elections Thursday to establish a permanent democratic government amid only scattered violence.

The polls stayed open one hour later, until 6 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EST), because of such high turnout. Long lines were reported in some precincts, said commission official Munthur Abdelamir, some of which wrapped around neighborhood blocks. The commission said results will be announced within two weeks.



Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:21:30 PM EDT
It seems that, contrary to the ideas of the left, these people DO want democracy and are willing to work for it... more so than us Americans even...I wish we had that kind of voter turnout.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:23:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 4:28:51 PM EDT by HarrySacz]

Originally Posted By Currahee:
It seems that, contrary to the ideas of the left, these people DO want democracy and are willing to work for it... more so than us Americans even...I wish we had that kind of voter turnout.



I like the morons that complain about everything,then when you ask who they voted for they tell you they dont vote.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:27:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 4:28:30 PM EDT by Nefarius]
Just wait until they have Iraqi equivalents to Al Gore and the Hildebeast, then they will be just like us...NOT turning out in droves to vote.....
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:28:03 PM EDT
I really admire the Iraqis, idesspite armed attacks against the voters and some even some voters getting killed during the first elections, they pick themselves up and went to the polls, many even bringing their familiies in tow. Here in the USA, many people didn't vote becasue it was cold or rainging, or whatever.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:31:18 PM EDT
CNN is talking about the old Zarqawi story, not the elections. Gosh, who woulda thunk it?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:31:43 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:35:13 PM EDT
The elections is why the Democrats have been beating the drums so loudly over how bad Iraq is lately. This is horrible news for them. They would wish the elections failed and chaos rained down on the Iraqi people today. It is pathetic.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:37:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:
The elections is why the Democrats have been beating the drums so loudly over how bad Iraq is lately. This is horrible news for them. They would wish the elections failed and chaos rained down on the Iraqi people today. It is pathetic.



It's worse than that. They also dream of the defeat of our own military! Traitors, all of them!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 4:37:45 PM EDT
Democrats suck
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:27:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 5:44:48 PM EDT by GiggleSmith]
I just ed over onto the DUm-DUms.

With the exception of a few threads, they are ignoring the topic completely.

Of course there is this one guy...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x5609172

Who can't tell which side to listen to.

ooops
Fixed
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:29:13 PM EDT
Gigglesmith,

Please un-hotlink that item. We don't like hotlinks to d u here.

Thanks!

DigDug
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:38:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:45:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:
Gigglesmith,

Please un-hotlink that item. We don't like hotlinks to d u here.

Thanks!

DigDug

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:45:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 5:48:31 PM EDT by TacticalPenguin]

Originally Posted By GiggleSmith:
I just ed over onto the DUm-DUms.

With the exception of a few threads, they are ignoring the topic completely.

Of course there is this one guy...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=104x5609172

Who can't tell which side to listen to.






should kill that hotlink, and I see that you did
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:45:59 PM EDT
I am positive though that somehow this will all be George Bush's fault.Hell everything else is.I am sure if I would ask an America hating lib they could tell me how the ice storm we are getting is his fault.If global warming is his fault,why not cold inclement weather in the middle of winter
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:53:29 PM EDT
It's an old picture, but bears repeating:

Why did 2,145 American soldiers die? For this:

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:55:45 PM EDT
"Every purple finger is another bullet in the heart of terrorism." quoted by FNC as an unidentified Iraqi voter said while leaving a polling place today.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:56:33 PM EDT
Kick ass!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:57:34 PM EDT
And who fought against their freedom the whole way? The Defeatocrats.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 5:58:04 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tomislav:
CNN is talking about the old Zarqawi story, not the elections. Gosh, who woulda thunk it?



I heard G. Gordon say on his show today that NPR was running old stories about Katrina rather than anything on the elections because they had geared up for low turnout/high violence and when that didn't happen they bailed on the coverage.

Can anyone verify that? It sounds just TOO blantant to be true but it's right out of the libtard media's playbook nonetheless.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:02:11 PM EDT
what would they do if someone who has no hands voted? paint his nose purple?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:03:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:05:28 PM EDT

Originally Posted By limaxray:
It's an old picture, but bears repeating:

Why did 2,145 American soldiers die? For this:

citizenz.blogharbor.com/r3065115043.jpg


She's a hottie!

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:11:37 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fossil_fuel:
what would they do if someone who has no hands voted? paint his nose purple?



Drop your pants! Oh, I see you were behind a little hottie in line and it's already "purple".
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:13:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 6:17:52 PM EDT by glockguy40]

Originally Posted By DigDug:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Up to 15 million Iraqis — including large numbers of Sunnis, who boycotted the January elections — voted in historic parliamentary elections Thursday to establish a permanent democratic government amid only scattered violence.

The polls stayed open one hour later, until 6 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EST), because of such high turnout. Long lines were reported in some precincts, said commission official Munthur Abdelamir, some of which wrapped around neighborhood blocks. The commission said results will be announced within two weeks.

199.165.217.2/0_28_121505_iraqi_vote1.jpg




Don't worry... they'll be happy again when the election results turn out an "Iran lite" type Iraqi govt.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:14:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By B-O-A-T-S:



Here here!

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:22:07 PM EDT

Originally Posted By glockguy40:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Up to 15 million Iraqis — including large numbers of Sunnis, who boycotted the January elections — voted in historic parliamentary elections Thursday to establish a permanent democratic government amid only scattered violence.

The polls stayed open one hour later, until 6 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EST), because of such high turnout. Long lines were reported in some precincts, said commission official Munthur Abdelamir, some of which wrapped around neighborhood blocks. The commission said results will be announced within two weeks.

199.165.217.2/0_28_121505_iraqi_vote1.jpg




Don't worry... they'll be happy again when the election results turn out an "Iran lite" type Iraqi govt.



They are voting for a democratic government. Something the democrats are frightened to hell of. Are you frightened to? Must be.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:30:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By limaxray:
It's an old picture, but bears repeating:

Why did 2,145 American soldiers die? For this:

citizenz.blogharbor.com/r3065115043.jpg



Wow


Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:39:50 PM EDT
The worst news a Democrat could hear right now


Originally Posted By DigDug:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Up to 15 million Iraqis voted to establish a permanent democratic government amid only scattered violence.



Yeah, I'd say so... because it's going to be more work for them, when Hillary gets elected in '08 and has to not only continue converting the US but also Iraq to socialism.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 6:45:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
The worst news a Democrat could hear right now


Originally Posted By DigDug:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Up to 15 million Iraqis voted to establish a permanent democratic government amid only scattered violence.



Yeah, I'd say so... because it's going to be more work for them, when Hillary gets elected in '08 and has to not only continue converting the US but also Iraq to socialism.



Democrats aren't going to have a chance in 2006 or 2008. They have no platform and are completely over the edge. Unless more centrist members take the party back, the democratic party is in serious trouble. Barbara Streisand is main stream for todays democratic party. That spells doom for them.

So what happens if/when Joe Lieberman becomes an independant or a republican? He's being forced that way right now.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:13:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pale_pony: "Every purple finger is another bullet in the heart of terrorism." quoted by FNC as an unidentified Iraqi voter said while leaving a polling place today.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:15:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By pale_pony: "Every purple finger is another bullet in the heart of terrorism." quoted by FNC as an unidentified Iraqi voter said while leaving a polling place today.
www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/today.parcol11.0018.ImageFile.jpg



Is that a picture of Barney's proctologist?
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:23:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By pale_pony: "Every purple finger is another bullet in the heart of terrorism." quoted by FNC as an unidentified Iraqi voter said while leaving a polling place today.
www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/today.parcol11.0018.ImageFile.jpg



Is that a picture of Barney's proctologist?



Yeah, Barney came by today. That boy's got a real hygeine problem, let me tell ya!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:32:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 7:34:41 PM EDT by Hank_Rearden1]

Originally Posted By glockguy40:

Don't worry... they'll be happy again when the election results turn out an "Iran lite" type Iraqi govt.



As much as the Dems would love to see that... and indeed much of the liberal media is pushing that angle... it is unlikely. The Kurds alone are sufficient to prevent that. Now, with a large portion of Sunnis participating, it is very unlikely. It is very possible that what could develop in Iraq, if things continue on course, is a Muslim nation of multiple denominations of Islam where regional and tribal bounds are more important. It is analogous to what developed in the US... a predominately Christian nation of two or three large Christian demonations where people identify community more closely with their state or city or county than they do with their religion.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:39:27 PM EDT
Maybe the Iraqi's finally figured out that the fastest way to get rid of us is to elect a government, rebuild their army and ask us to leave...
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:39:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
"Every purple finger is another bullet in the heart of terrorism." quoted by FNC as an unidentified Iraqi voter said while leaving a polling place today.

heard it too. quote of the year.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:42:59 PM EDT
I would like to pass Rush's advice on to any liberal.

Just imagine that Bill Clinton is still in the White House, but everything else is the same. Said liberal will become a happy person. They can give Bill credit in their mind for all the good in Iraq, good economy here etc,.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:43:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By uncle_frank:
Democrats suck





How true!

Simple. Accurate. Gotta love it!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:45:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Up to 15 million Iraqis — including large numbers of Sunnis, who boycotted the January elections — voted in historic parliamentary elections Thursday to establish a permanent democratic government amid only scattered violence.

The polls stayed open one hour later, until 6 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EST), because of such high turnout. Long lines were reported in some precincts, said commission official Munthur Abdelamir, some of which wrapped around neighborhood blocks. The commission said results will be announced within two weeks.

199.165.217.2/0_28_121505_iraqi_vote1.jpg




This is so cool!!!
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:46:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 7:47:49 PM EDT by _DR]
I hate to break it to you guys, this isn't about the Dems. It's about Iraq not becoming another Iran, a radical Islamic Theocracy. And that's where they are headed with the shiite majority that will vote the way the clerics tell them to like sheep. Yeah, Iran has democratic elections too. But the Ayatollahs still call the shots.

If Sistani gets the vote, it will be Iran #2.

Better hope for Allawi or some other secular candidate. That mess ain't over yet.

Link Posted: 12/15/2005 7:48:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By pale_pony: "Every purple finger is another bullet in the heart of terrorism." quoted by FNC as an unidentified Iraqi voter said while leaving a polling place today.
www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/today.parcol11.0018.ImageFile.jpg



Is that a picture of Barney's proctologist?



Yes, Dr. Dover.

Dr. Ben Dover.

<­BR>
Sorry. Kinda.


Not really.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:13:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By glockguy40:

Originally Posted By DigDug:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Up to 15 million Iraqis — including large numbers of Sunnis, who boycotted the January elections — voted in historic parliamentary elections Thursday to establish a permanent democratic government amid only scattered violence.

The polls stayed open one hour later, until 6 p.m. local time (10 a.m. EST), because of such high turnout. Long lines were reported in some precincts, said commission official Munthur Abdelamir, some of which wrapped around neighborhood blocks. The commission said results will be announced within two weeks.

199.165.217.2/0_28_121505_iraqi_vote1.jpg




Don't worry... they'll be happy again when the election results turn out an "Iran lite" type Iraqi govt.



They are voting for a democratic government. Something the democrats are frightened to hell of. Are you frightened to? Must be.



The thing scaring him is the same thing that scares most of the Democrats in Washington… the smell of victory in the air. They would rather see the US lose that George Bush succeed. The American people are starting to see the progress despite the MSMs attempts to bury it. The better things get in Iraq the shriller and more desperate they will become.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:18:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DigDug:

Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
The worst news a Democrat could hear right now


Originally Posted By DigDug:
BAGHDAD, Iraq — Up to 15 million Iraqis voted to establish a permanent democratic government amid only scattered violence.



Yeah, I'd say so... because it's going to be more work for them, when Hillary gets elected in '08 and has to not only continue converting the US but also Iraq to socialism.



Democrats aren't going to have a chance in 2006 or 2008. They have no platform and are completely over the edge. Unless more centrist members take the party back, the democratic party is in serious trouble. Barbara Streisand is main stream for todays democratic party. That spells doom for them.

So what happens if/when Joe Lieberman becomes an independant or a republican? He's being forced that way right now.



The GOP doesn't exactly have a stable of thoroughbreds either, ace.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:18:57 PM EDT
I get the feeling that the anti-Bush pessimists are actually HOPING that Iraq turns into some kind of theocracy. They bring the possibility up whenever the subject of free elections arise, as though this is their chance to say that liberating Iraq and getting rid of Saddam only made matters worse. So they find themselves rooting for the worst-case scenario so they can somehow salvage the otherwise contemptible position of defending a tyrant and denying millions of people their freedom, just because Bush advocated it.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:21:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/15/2005 8:27:10 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By _DR:
I hate to break it to you guys, this isn't about the Dems. It's about Iraq not becoming another Iran, a radical Islamic Theocracy. And that's where they are headed with the shiite majority that will vote the way the clerics tell them to like sheep. Yeah, Iran has democratic elections too. But the Ayatollahs still call the shots.

If Sistani gets the vote, it will be Iran #2.

Better hope for Allawi or some other secular candidate. That mess ain't over yet.




BS...

Iran does not have democracy or democratic elections only damn idiot would say they do. The Iranians have been trying to kill Sistani for years in case you didn't notice.

Sistani is of the Shiite historical tradition that does not favor direct involvement of the clerics in politics, indirect guidance but not direct involvement. The Iranian Ayatollahs are in direct conflict with Shiite tradition.

Either way they will not get a ruling majority and will have to form a coalition government… that is democracy.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:24:16 PM EDT
Iraqis voting is a good thing. Hell yes, good news.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:24:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By bulldog1967:
Democrats aren't going to have a chance in 2006 or 2008. They have no platform and are completely over the edge. Unless more centrist members take the party back, the democratic party is in serious trouble.



The GOP doesn't exactly have a stable of thoroughbreds either, ace.

yup... plus the damage that Bush has done for the Republican party... not drastic mind you but by election time people will be whining even more about pulling troops out and no doubt the Dems will play that card ten fold...
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 8:25:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By raven:
I get the feeling that the anti-Bush pessimists are actually HOPING that Iraq turns into some kind of theocracy. They bring the possibility up whenever the subject of free elections arise, as though this is their chance to say that liberating Iraq and getting rid of Saddam only made matters worse. So they find themselves rooting for the worst-case scenario so they can somehow salvage the otherwise contemptible position of defending a tyrant and denying millions of people their freedom, just because Bush advocated it.



They are going to make that claim no matter the facts.

BUT Sistani is not Ayatollah Khomeini no matter how much they want him to be.
Link Posted: 12/15/2005 9:52:42 PM EDT
We're not there to put down the Islamic religion,

Our goal is to marginalize or kill the criminal clerics who use it as a rallying point for power. Syria is next, then Indonesia. Hopefully by that time Iran will have millions who are jealous of the freedoms enjoyed by Afgans and Iraqis. Once Iran is rid of these clerics, Saudi will be left alone.

Communism took 40 years to defeat, this will not be a quick victory. But this is a fight we must win. These murders will not stop killing on their own. This isn't a fight over religion or politics, it pure survival.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 4:56:14 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:

Originally Posted By pale_pony: "Every purple finger is another bullet in the heart of terrorism." quoted by FNC as an unidentified Iraqi voter said while leaving a polling place today.
www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/today.parcol11.0018.ImageFile.jpg



I don't get it... do they have to write their choice by finger painting it?
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