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Not In Your Name, International ANSWER.

Or Code Pink's, for that matter. Or anybody *else* who thinks that hanging with them is neat.

Not then.
Not now.
Not ever.

Iraqis vote in landmark elections
Iraqis are electing new provincial councils in the first nationwide vote in four years, with the Sunni minority expected to turn out in strength.

After a slow start, correspondents said voting was brisk, including among Sunni Muslims, who largely boycotted the last elections.

The vote is seen as a test of Iraq’s stability ahead of a general election due later this year.

Security is tight and thousands of observers are monitoring the polls.

They expect the Sunnis to come out to the polls this time – good news – and they think that the Shi’ites will increase the power of the more secular and national parties – also good news. Well, it’s good news if you’re a fundamentally decent person who hasn’t spent the last five years doing your damnedest* to throw these people on the fire. Those folks are busy pretending that they meant something different all along; the truly sad among them will try to pretend that it’s all due to their man-god. Who, by the way, would be subject to a full heaping level of my scorn about his past stance on Iraq if only I thought that he wasn’t always lying through his teeth about it. So: excellent day for us, bad day for the “peace” movement.

But, hey: there’s always Afghanistan. Maybe they can get all of them killed.

Moe Lane

*Unsolicited theological opinion, not profanity.

Crossposted at Moe Lane.

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