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December 23, 2005

This Is American “Democracy”

It should come as no surprise that Iraqis are complaining of “election” fraud considering this is a business George Bush knows intimately, having risen to power on a fixed election and this time, the scam is intended to divide Iraq as the American agenda calls for.

According to reports from AP, some Sunni Arabs and a secular party charge that the so-called parliamentary elections were riddled with fraud, and have demanded an inquiry into preliminary results that show the Shiite religious bloc with a proportional larger than expected lead.

While Bush pitched a “unified” Iraq in his many speeches last week, the hostile climate that now exists threatens to divide the entire country. Adnan al-Dulaimi, head of the Sunni Arab alliance the Iraqi Accordance Front, listed several complaints, including voting centers failing to open, shortages in election materials and reports of multiple voting.

“There are many violations and there is forgery,” al-Dulaimi told The Associated Press. Electoral commission offici
al Farid Ayar said he has received more than 1,000 formal complaints, 20 of which were serious, or “red.” He said he did not expect the complaints would change the overall result, which is to be announced in January. A secular coalition charged that the election commission was a tool of the religious Shiite-dominated government.

Jihad Unspun reports.
(The article is featured as a reflection of ideological views of part of the Arab world. Democratic Thinking does not support or endorse such views)

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