Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Elections in Iraq

It is day 9 of A New Hope and someone forgot to tell the rest of the world. AQI definitely doesn't seem to care.

"BAGHDAD (AFP) – Al-Qaeda remains a threat to this weekend's elections in Iraq, a senior army commander warned on Tuesday, as his American counterpart said violence could erupt when the results are announced."

The rest of that here.

Meanwhile, in the region I am working this week, they are not exactly expecting peace and plenty.

The streets of Baghdad were wallpapered in campaign signs when I left there the other day and this looks like the first election that has the support of all major ethnic groups so the results should provide a proper balance of political power that reflects the actual population. We'll just have to wait and see how the details play out. Stick around and I'll let you know.

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