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I love the use of action words like "shattered". Looks like elections and security are going very well, except a for a few idoits.

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At least they can vote now, thanks to the illegal invasion.

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At least they can vote now, thanks to the illegal invasion.

Yeah, voting is what these people have always wanted. This is apparent by all the "THANK YOU USA!" banners flying high all over Baghdad.

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' In Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, police 1st Lt Ahmed Abdul-Hamza said he did not vote in the 2005 election but decided to vote this time, saying, “this election will be a decisive one in Iraq’s history because the coming government will lead Iraq when the U.S. forces leave.” '

Looks like even this man, probably a former Saddam loyalist, recognises that it in a country liberated by a foreign power the second free election is what convinces.

Congratulations to the people of Iraq.

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What, no one is slamming the US for continuing the mass murder of innocent Iraqi civilians? Oh that's right - the US President now is a Liberal... well, at least they get to vote. Heck, most American's used to think that was worth dying for.

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This is apparent by all the "THANK YOU USA!" banners flying high all over Baghdad.

Like those in Europe?

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Americans never thought voting was dying for. The quote is "Give me liberty or give me death!" Voting is not necessarily liberty. And the huge problem is that it was not the Iraqis who initiated it all with that particular battle cry. That means they did not want it bad enough which means it probably won't last long.

You can chant and cheer and smile with pride over the beautiful $300 dollar watch you bought. The trouble is it was worth no more than 50 bucks! It is a nice watch but its not nearly nice enough. Best not to mention what you paid in dollars or blood or you will look like a fool.

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Sarge - "At least they can vote now, thanks to the illegal invasion."

ha ha, here's Sarge pretending he actually cares again! :-)

Meanwhile his own country's economy is going doing the toilet thanks in part to the fiasco of an invasion.

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"ha ha, here's Sarge pretending he actually cares again"

If Sushi had his way, 25 million Iraqis would still be living under Saddam's and Saddam's winsome sons' and Chemical Ali's boots, while thousands would be tortured and/or executed.

"the fiasco of an invasion"

Is this the fiasco of an invasion that brought to justice a terrible dictator and allowed free elections resulting in an Iraqi government that doesn't seek WMD or theaten its neighbors?

Checking...

Yeah, it is!

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Did Iraq pose a threat to its neighbours or possess WMD, or have any concept of free elections, and did Bush/Blair co have any right under international law to invade a sovereign territory?

Checking...

Nope, they didn't.

Change the record, will you Sarge?

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"Did Iraq pose a threat to its neighbours..."

Ask the Iranians and the Kuwaitis.

If Ivan had his way, Iraq would still be ruled by Saddam Hussein or his winsome sons.

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Sarge - you're quite right.

And a million people would not lie dead, the Middle East would not be destabilised, there would not be the hell of DU on a generation yet unborn, your country and mine would not be bankrupt, and Saddam and his winsome sons would be as impotent and irrelevant as all the other tinpot dictators who make life unpleasant for their own people but for some reason we don't have the same moral imperative to remove.

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wiz at 08:00 AM JST - 5th March I love the use of action words like "shattered". Looks like elections and security are going very well, except a for a few idoits.

The Headline is misleading, but not JTs fault. It was actually written by a woman reporting for the AP, why that isnt in the byline?? I can only guess.

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"a million people would not lie dead"

A million people have been killed in Iraq since the start of the liberation?

"the Middle East would not be destabilised"

Is the entire Middle East destabilized now because of the liberation of Iraq? I dunno, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan and other ME nations seem to be pretty stable, though that region could definitely use some shaking up anyway...

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