Wednesday, October 19, 2005

The Continuing Mess In Iraq.

Meanwhile, the results from Saturday’s vote on an Iraqi constitution have been delayed due to suspicion of electoral fraud. Iraqi election officials said an unusual number of “yes” votes raised concerns after an audit was conducted Monday.

Would it be too cynical to point out that if election fraud occurred that an increased number of “yes” votes favors the Bush administration? Similarly, all the voter irregularities also seemed to favor Bush in the 2000 and 2004 elections.

In other Iraq news, the top US auditor of Iraq’s reconstruction, Stuart Bowen, said that reconstruction projects in Iraq will be dropped because of mounting security costs. Bowen said that the money needed to rebuild Iraq’s health, water, oil and electrical infrastructure along with reconstruction projects already under way “will outstrip the available revenue.” Bowen said that as much as a quarter of reconstruction revenue has already gone to security costs.

4 Comments:

Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Somehow I wonder how much you would have questioned the vote if it was shown that the Iraqi's were against the constitution and furthering your claim that Iraq was a waste of time. But it didn't and the Iraqi's came out in mass, more than the last two elections here in this country that CLEARLY decided who the president was which is killing liberals all over the world.

6:18 AM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

Miami,
Robert Fisk has a new book coming out called "The Great War for Civilisation" I suggest you take a gander at it.

12:54 AM  
Blogger MiamiMiami said...

Why would I care to read that book?

2:49 PM  
Blogger Alva Goldbook said...

Miami,
Fisk is one of the few western reporters who spends a huge amount of time on the ground. He details much of those experiences in his new book. Perhaps you wouldn't care to read it, which I can understand. But the book is so amazing and startling that to ignore it is nothing more than willful ignorance.

12:09 PM  

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