The U.S. government finally admits that the elections will not fix everything in Iraq and that they will not make Iraq into the most stable country in the Middle East. :p
First they said the elections were gonna fix everything and that everything would be ready for the January 30 elections. But then we found out that election workers were being kidnapped and killed and that the election process was nowhere near finished. Then we found out that the majority of the Sunni population of Iraq will not partake in the election. And finally we found out that at least 1/3 of the country will not be able to even vote. I expect there to be a 30-40% voting turnout... or less.
So as an excuse, the government is now stating the following:
Unbelievable. Yeah... and the U.S. was supposedely "liberating" Iraq. I will now predict what these guys will say when the last U.S. helicopter leaves from the U.S. embassy in Baghdad and a new radical totalitarian Shi'ite government is installed in power:The Bush administration played down voter turnout yesterday in determining the election's legitimacy and urged Americans not to get bogged in a numbers game in judging the balloting, a reflection of the growing concern over how much the escalating insurgency and the problem of Sunni participation may affect the vote.
"I would . . . really encourage people not to focus on numbers, which in themselves don't have any meaning, but to look on the outcome and to look at the government that will be the product of these elections,"
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/6819452/"I would . . . really encourage people not to focus on the chaos, which in itself doesn't have any meaning, but look on the outcome and to look at the government that will be the product of this mass exodus from Iraq."