November 24, 2004


Iraqis seem to be embracing the strange concept of western-style democracy:

At least 122 political organizations have registered to run in Iraq's Jan. 30 elections, thrilling organizers but setting the stage for tough bargaining over the next eight days.

"We have so many parties, so many people wanting to participate," said Farid Ayar, a spokesman for the IEC. "It is wonderful. I am happy."

Letís see if The Guardian decides to interfere.

Posted by Tim Blair at November 24, 2004 02:03 AM

what....Operation Fallujah Providence? horrible thot

Posted by: Jewels (AKA Julian) at November 24, 2004 at 02:05 AM

"We, the concerned global citizens of England, urge all the undecided voters of Clark County, Iraq, to support the proven leadership of Saddam Hussein in your upcoming elections.

"Failing that, we'd like you to consider one of the many puppets of the UN or EU carpetbaggers who are no doubt clamoring for entry into your democratic process.

"After all, we're EUROPEANS, and certainly know better than you how to manage your own affairs. Look at the smashing success of Oil-for-Food!

"We're the 'Guardian' and we approve this message."

Posted by: Nightfly at November 24, 2004 at 02:18 AM

Mark Latham - here's your chance!
Philip Adams - time to leave the sidelines and be what you only write about!
Margo - Don your burkha and go with them!
Anyone else?

Posted by: davo at November 24, 2004 at 07:12 AM

"Letís see if The Guardian decides to interfere."


Tim Blair: Prophet

Posted by: monkey fan at November 24, 2004 at 07:51 AM

My letter to the Guardian during operation Clark County urged a letter-writing campaign for the Iraqis to re-elect Saddam (entirely consistent with their support for the tyrant prior to the war and general hatred of the US). What's the bet they steal my idea?

Posted by: Art Vandelay at November 24, 2004 at 01:24 PM

Saddam must be pretty confident of the outcome. Last time Iraqis voted he emerged as a convincing winner. I remember that pundits of the sophistication of Peter Ustinov were pretty impressed by his mandate

Posted by: rexie at November 24, 2004 at 07:13 PM

To steal a quote from the past "two burqas for Margo".

Posted by: crash at November 24, 2004 at 09:40 PM