Saturday, October 15, 2005

Iraq : Voting begins

Polls have opened on time amid tight security in Iraq, where people are voting on a new constitution designed to secure the future of the country.
President Jalal Talabani and Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari were among the first to cast their ballots.


Iraqi troops and police, along with US-led foreign forces, have been deployed to try to prevent insurgents disrupting the referendum.

Iraq's borders have been closed to non-essential traffic.

Private cars are banned from roads in many areas.

3 Comments:

Blogger G_in_AL said...

If it passes, will the left (aka Anti-Bush) group say the vote is a farse and they dont represent the country?

Or will they just accept that maybe things are not as hopeless as they have implied.

October 17, 2005 4:33 pm  
Anonymous NYCtexan said...

Amen g

October 17, 2005 8:21 pm  
Blogger _H_ said...

hehehe G i have already said the vote will pass , further down this page ..

The vote will have no impact on the insurgancy at all and bring no change to the country apart from


giving Iran a much larger say in running the country

bringing full islamic law to the south

making more sunni's angry

so the answer is neither

I have always hoped that the constitution would be re-written so that the Sunni got a fair deal that is true

but it looks like it will pass , and only the very stupid with actually believe this will have any effecton bringing the troops home or stopping the violence

all this will proove to us G is that we are settingh up a Shia dictatorship that will be more islamic and just as twisted as saddam

nice job

well done

really worth losing all those american , british amd iraqi lives for was it ?


:-)

October 17, 2005 9:31 pm  

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