The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney

30 January 2005

Nightmare For Dems and Media

(9:21 PM EST-- There are fresh updates on my main page)

A successful election, as well as it could be expected anyway, has got to be giving the Dems and American news media heartburn today. A miniscule turnout would have fulfilled their wildest fantasies, but that is not going to be the case today:


WASHINGTON - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said the Iraqi elections are "going better than expected" Sunday, despite conflicting reports about the extent of voter turnout in areas plagued by intimidation and violence.

"Every indication is that the election in Iraq is going better than expected," Rice said on ABC's "This Week."

Rice praised the bravery of Iraqi voters and acknowledged "there are going to be many, many difficult days ahead."

(AP) Gen. John Abizaid, chief of U.S. Central Command, left, chairman of the Senate Armed Services...
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"What we are seeing here is the emergence of an Iraqi voice of freedom," Rice said in the first response to the election from the Bush administration.

(Back to my main page for more new updates)


  • Your comments are welcome here or return to the main page with the above blue link.

    By Blogger Brian Maloney, at 30 January, 2005 19:36  

  • The right-wing spin is that somehow Liberals were hoping that the election in Iraq would be a failure. There is a great difference between fearing something and hoping for it to happen.

    But now that this "election" is over, perhaps we can now start talking about an exit strategy. At least some kind of plan for giving the mess back to the Iraqi people to sort out amongst themselves. It doesn't have to be an imediate hand-over, just something tangible instead of a continuing occupation of that land.

    As long as we are still over there, there will still be insurgency. They don't hate us, they hate us being there.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 31 January, 2005 03:21  

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