The Iraqi Elections....My 2 bits worthposted by Ron Beasley at 1/31/2005 09:34:00 AM
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Yesterday on one of the Fox financial shows, James Rogers, author of Investment Biker, commodities guru, and neighbor-down-the-block (an utterly irrelevant detail I thought I'd toss in to make this blog sound more "personal"), was asked by host Neil Cavuto whether the elections in Iraq would be successful. Rogers said, "They'll be successful because the media will say they're successful," adding impishly, "Fox News probably already has the results."Juan Cole tells us
Many of the voters came out to cast their ballots in the belief that it was the only way to regain enough sovereignty to get American troops back out of their country.Jazz thinks that they voted for food.
The initial turnout number was given as 72 percent and latter reduced to 60 percent but these were both numbers just picked out of the air. Of course the ever compliant American Pravda immediately reported them as if they were fact. Kind of like WMD's I guess.
Am I cynical because I want Bush to fail? No, I'm cynical because of my experiences with the Bush administration and the media over the last four years. I'm sorry Moose, it's a little early for me to be rationally exuberant, I remain rationally cynical.